Hundreds evacuated by armed police in busy London station due to reports of man with knife on train
Published 02/08/2016 | 19:42
Hundreds of commuters were evacuated from Fenchurch Street Station in central London by armed police earlier this evening due to reports of a man armed with a knife on one of the trains.
Shortly after 7:00pm, rail operators c2c reported that the station had been closed due to a "police incident."
The British Transport police have since tweeted that there were unconfirmed reports of a man on a train, however the station is now safe and no one matching the report was found.
A video posted on Twitter by Caroline Green shows bewildered commuters waiting outside the station as police deal with the incident.
Unconfirmed reports of a man on @c2c_Rail train with a knife. Officers attended & have confirmed it's all is safe. Trains are running now— BTP Essex (@BTPEssex) August 2, 2016
The station has since reopened and services are back up and running.