London Tube emergency: Police swoop in as the Central line is shut down due to a “security alert.”
Passengers claimed that services on the Central Line of the London Underground were paused after a security alert, with police racing to the area.
Officers at Bond Street station in London’s West End were photographed. “What’s going on at Bond Street Station!” one commuter tweeted. “I’m stuck on the Central line, with trains that aren’t going anywhere…” “It appears to be a bomb scare,” said another.
“Security warning on the central line, so now I’m stuck,” another Twitter user wrote. Couldn’t they have chosen an other day? WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THIS HEAT?! “It’s over.”
A third expressed dissatisfaction with being “trapped on a hot, overcrowded central line going nowhere.”
“Bond Street station closed due to security threat,” claimed freelance news photographer Jamie Lashmar. “There are armed cops on the scene.”
“Passengers have been given the green light to re-enter Bond Street station following a security warning that some witnesses allege was a ‘suspicious package,’” he added later.
The Central Line was experiencing major delays, according to the London Underground website.
“Central Line: Severe delays due to an earlier security warning at Bond Street,” it explained.
Greater Anglia and nearby buses will accept London Underground tickets.
“At the moment, there are small delays on the Central line owing to train cancellations,” according to a TFL tweet.
“Staff are doing everything they can to restore full service.”
The closure was sparked by a “security alert,” according to a TfL spokeswoman.
He went on to say that the station was reopened.