Police respond to “incident” at UK station

Parsons Green

 

Armed police and emergency services responded to an “incident” at the Parsons Green underground station in London Friday morning after there were reports of an explosion at the subway stop. 

Multiple witnesses said they were told to “get somewhere safe quick as you can”.

A small white container exploded on the last car of the subway train, causing facial burns to several individuals. 

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Armed police and emergency services were on the scene within moments of the incident.   

Initial reports indicate that the explosion occurred just as the subway pulling into Parsons Green station. 

BBC newscaster Riz Lateef told the news agency that people panicked upon hearing the apparent sound of an explosion. 

“People were left with cuts and grazes trying to flee the scene. There was lots of panic.”

BBC News also says a woman on a stretcher with burns to her face and legs was seen. 

The London Ambulance Service said in a statement that they were called at 8:20 am local time ” to reports of an incident.”

“We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in cars, ambulance crews, incident response officers and our hazardous area response team,” read the statement. 

The service said first responders were on scene within five minutes. 

“More information will follow when we have it.” 

The incident comes after four terrorist attacks earlier this year in the UK that have killed 36 individuals and injured dozens more. Three of the attacks were in the capital of London.


More details to follow. 

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Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He has reported for several online and print publications. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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