Armed police evacuate hundreds from Kings Cross station over ‘suspicious package’

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Hundreds of people were evacuated from King’s Cross station in London after armed police responded to reports of a man carrying a suspicious package.

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Eyewitnesses reported that around 8 pm, police armed with police dogs were seen “storming” the station.

The Met Police said it was called for reports of a man with a suspicious package boarded a train, which was evacuated as a precaution.


“The man then got off the train and was arrested on suspicion of violating public order,” a spokesman said.

“The train was searched as a precaution. Several platforms have been evacuated.”

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The incident is not believed to be related to terrorism and the station has now been reopened.

Ricci Guarnacio, who was present at the scene, wrote on Twitter that there were police “everywhere” and posted a video of hundreds of people waiting for everything to clear, while sirens sounded in the background.

He added in a separate post that one of the bags had been “removed”. [a] Train two minutes early.”

The station was reopened less than an hour after the police were called at 7.53 pm.

The nearby St Pancras station was not affected by the incident.


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