Earls Court station EVACUATED as helicopter swoops on ‘customer incident’

EARLS Court station was evacuated after a “customer incident” that required a helicopter.

People were rushed out over the person on the tracks.

The station has since reopened.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “We were called at 8.51am to reports of a person on the track. We’ve got two fire engines and a fire rescue unit in attendance.”

And a British Transport Police spokesperson added: “Officers attended alongside the colleagues from the London Ambulance Service, and a person was taken to a place of safety.”

A helicopter was seen landing near the station in west London.

In a separate incident, a person died after being hit by a train at Chiswick Park.

Both incidents led to delays on the line.

A tweet from the District Line shortly before 10am read: “Train services have now resumed with severe delays between Turnham Green and Ealing Broadway due to an earlier customer incident.”

As passengers were being escorted out, one witness wrote: “Emergency at Earls Court station.

“Many Police cars, helicopters, fire tenders, ambulances at the station- more coming. Station evacuated and closed.”

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CHAOS: Earls Court was earlier evacuated
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Commenting on the Chiswick Park incident, police said: “Officers were called to Chiswick Park Underground station at 8.55am today after reports of a person being struck by a train. 

“Colleagues from the London Ambulance Service also attended, however, a person was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. 

“Officers are working to identify the person and inform their family. 

“This incident is not currently being treated as suspicious.”

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