Police say reports of “bang” at London metro station was false alarm


London’s Metropolitan Police and the British Transport Police responded to calls of a man acting suspiciously on an underground train Saturday night, in the Old Street Station area.

Many ambulances and police vans were sent to the area, and the station was temporarily evacuated while police conducted an investigation, but authorities later said nothing suspicious was found and no arrests were made.

Several people subsequently reported hearing a bang. No firearm or any other object was seen,” it said. “At this stage nothing suspicious has been found and the incident has now been stood down,” police said in a statement afterwards.

Many concerned people in the area posted photos and videos on social media, saying they had been evacuated from the station while police investigated. Later they posted and said police told them the “explosion” was a “false alarm.”

The incident comes just one day after it was revealed that ISIS had published a warning on their propaganda network, Nashar News, telling Muslims to:  “Get far away from the gathering places of the Crusaders before the Military places from their markets, way, and Parkings. All of these places are Targets for the Soldiers of the Caliphate and we will explode, Run over people by vehicles and Cut off their necks anytime [sic].”

No information was released by the London Metropolitan Police about the person who was reported to be acting suspiciously Saturday evening, or if the person was found.


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