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London Bridge station evacuated by armed police after ‘suspicious item’ found on train

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London Bridge station was evacuated and armed police have been on scene following reviews of a “suspicious merchandise” being found on a train.

British Transport Police (BTP) mentioned the station in in Southwark, south London, was closed as a “precaution” and trains have been being diverted whereas officers analysed the merchandise.

The station reopened at about 1.40pm, mentioned BTP.

Trains have been being diverted, and passengers ought to nonetheless anticipate some disruption on Wednesday afternoon, mentioned Thameslink.

A person who was caught on a train mentioned passengers have been informed {that a} “suspect machine” had been found, whereas different witnesses mentioned it was described as an “unattended package deal” and other people went “working” out of the station because the constructing was cleared.

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A police canine and handler enter London Bridge station after it was closed as a result of scare

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Former EastEnders actor Daniel Coonan, who was on the station, reported seeing “a number of” helicopters within the sky after police have been known as at about 12.45pm.

A passenger informed how a “suspicious package deal” was found on a carriage subsequent to the one the place she was sitting.

She tweeted: “Calmly minding my enterprise when police board my train and say there’s a suspicious package deal within the carriage subsequent to mine and that I’ve to evacuate the train.

Police officers stand guard at London Bridge station after it was evacuated following a security alert

Police officers stand guard at London Bridge station after it was evacuated following a safety alert

Police dogs and handlers pass commuters as they enter London Bridge station during an evacuation

Police canines and handlers stroll previous commuters whereas the incident was investigated

“Then we needed to evacuate the platform. Then we needed to evacuate the station.”

People who have been caught on trains close to London Bridge needed to disembark on the tracks.

A commuter tweeted: “Stay away from London Bridge. Stuck on a train exterior as they’ve found a suspect machine.

People leave London Bridge station after the discovery of a

People depart London Bridge station after the invention of a “suspicious merchandise”

London Bridge station is evacuated after a

The station was evacuated as a “precaution”, say British Transport Police

“Having to stroll off the train on the tracks to get away from the station.”

Another wrote: “I’m now evacuated from London Bridge attributable to safety alert.”

Mr Coonan tweeted: “Strange scenes at London. The police are in every single place evacuating the station and forcing folks off the platforms.

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“Londoners sometimes demanding the police to inform them why they will’t get a train to the place they need to get to.

“Multiple helicopters within the sky above.”

And one other witness added: “People working out of #LondonBridge have been all mentioning an unattended package deal.”

Passengers stand outside London Bridge station after it was evacuated

Passengers have been informed to anticipate delays and search for different routes

Police investigate a

Police have been known as to the staton in south London at about 12.45pm

Crowds gathered exterior the station as police handled the incident.

One Twitter person, who took a photograph of the scene, wrote: “The quantity of individuals standing round asking questions not leaving!? Just run man!”

While the station was closed, passengers have been informed to anticipate delays and search for different routes.

Police officers outside London Bridge Station after it was evacuated due to a

The station reopened about an hour after police have been known as in

Police officers outside London Bridge Station after it was evacuated due to a

Police officers and rail employees stand exterior the station in Southwark

Thameslink informed prospects on Twitter: “If you require to journey to or from the London Bridge space, you will want to make use of another route.

The agency added: “The Police have knowledgeable us that while they cope with an incident at London Bridge the station is closed.”

Southern Rail tweeted: “Trains that normally run to and from London Bridge can be diverted and use London Victoria the place attainable. Some trains may also be cancelled.”

Rail companies later tweeted simply after 1.30pm: “The emergency providers have handled the incident and the station will reopen shortly.”

London Bridge is generally one of many busiest railway stations within the UK, although the variety of commuters travelling by it on a day by day foundation has fallen dramatically in the course of the Covid pandemic.

It was the nation’s fourth busiest station within the 2019-2020 monetary 12 months, with 63 million entries and exits, in keeping with figures from the Office of Rail and Road.

The three busiest stations have been all in London – Waterloo, Victoria and Liverpool Street.