'Minor Explosion' In London Tube Station Sees People Receive Treatment

Southgate tube station: London station on LOCKDOWN after police 'incident' | Daily Star

A "minor" explosion at an underground train station in London late Tuesday left 5 people injured, none seriously, British police said, adding that the incident appeared to be caused by an electrical short circuit.

British Transport Police, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service are now at the scene.

Met officers are dealing with a suspicious package at #Southgate tube station.

"We have treated three patients at the scene for minor injuries and have taken two people to hospital".

"Please avoid the area - we'll provide updates as soon as we can".

According to the Telegraph, police are now responding to a "small blast" in Southgate with officers actively investigating a "suspicious package" near the scene.

Twitter user Salamander_Sean said he saw one person being taken out on a stretcher.

Police say no cause has yet been established.

Haluk Ozkan was about to get on a bus outside the station when he smelt something burning.

It later wrote that "enquiries continue but we do not believe this to be terror-related at this time".

Darren Yarlett, 36, was driving home in Southgate but police had cordoned off roads near the station.

"The scene has been examined by specialist officers".

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