London Underground: Man dangled his legs over platform edge for selfie and caused emergency stop

A London Underground train was forced to come to an emergency stop in West London on Wednesday night (October 27) after after a man tried to take a selfie and “dangled his legs” over the platform edge.

Transport for London (TfL) announced that Knightsbridge Tube Station was closed due to a “customer incident” shortly after 8pm on October 27.

The evening Piccadilly line service was forced to come to an emergency stop and the man has since been reported for trespass. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

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Knightsbridge Station is on the Piccadilly Line and is found in Belgravia.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Knightsbridge station at 7.53pm following reports of a man dangling his legs over the platform edge, causing a train to come to an emergency stop.

“Officers spoke to the man who claimed he had been trying to take a picture.

“He has been reported for trespass and obstructing the railway. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”

The announcement came via the TfL Twitter page, and passengers were advised to find alternative routes temporarily.

TfL announced that the station had reopened at 8.32pm, around 40 minutes after the incident was first reported.

A Transport for London (TfL) spokesperson added: “The station was closed as a result of a near-miss and service resumed at 8.26pm on Thursday evening (October 27).

“A near-miss is when a collision or accident nearly happens, but is avoided. In this case, it was a Tube train nearly hitting someone but thankfully not, so there was no actual collision.”

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