A number of people have been hurt following reports of an explosion at Southgate tube station in London.
Paramedics treated a “small number” of people at the scene during the incident shortly after 7pm on Tuesday evening.
Police closed the station, in north London, and said officers were dealing with a suspicious package.
British Transport Police advised people to avoid the scene.
We remain at Southgate Tube station in London following a reported minor explosion. A small number of people have been treated at the scene by @Ldn_Ambulance.
— BTP (@BTP) June 19, 2018
Met officers are dealing with a suspicious package at #Southgate tube station. Cordons are in place and officers remain at the scene. We will update with more info as we get it.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 19, 2018
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 1903hrs on Tuesday, 19 June, to reports of an explosion and people running at Southgate underground station.
“Met officers remain at the scene along with colleagues from British Transport Police, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service.”
A BTP statement said that there were no reports of serious injuries.
Scotland Yard added: “Enquires are ongoing to establish the cause of the reported explosion, which appears to have been minor.” Source: ITV News