Reports of minor explosion at London Tube station

Minnie Murray
June 20, 2018

At least five people have been wounded after an explosion at a Tube station in north London. "No serious injuries reported and enquiries continue".

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

The incident is not believed to be terror related.

An earlier statement from the force said: "Met officers are dealing with a suspicious package at #Southgate tube station".

British Transport Police, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service are now at the scene. Enquires are ongoing to establish the cause of a reported minor explosion at 19:03 hours.

Twitter user Hal wrote: "I was at Southgate Station when this commotion started. Saw one person coming out on a stretcher".


London police are investigating a small explosion at a London Underground station.

City worker Darren Yarlett, 36, told the Evening Standard that he was attempting to drive home in the area, but found the roads had been tapered off. "There must be around 50 or 60 police, an ambulance, fire arms and dog units".

Police are now investigating the incident.

"The scene has been examined by specialist officers".

There have also been reports of a suspicious package at the station.

Scotland Yard said later that the cause appeared to be a "battery short circuit".

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