Passengers are evacuated from London's King's Cross station

Passengers are evacuated from London's King's Cross station

December 8, 2021

Hundreds of passengers are evacuated from London’s Kings Cross station as armed police race to reports a man boarded a train carrying a suspicious package: One person is arrested and incident ‘not though to be terror’

  • Photographs show hundreds of passengers waiting outside King’s Cross Station
  • Metropolitan Police said a man with a ‘suspicious package’ was reported
  • The man had boarded a train which was then evacuated ‘as a precaution’ 

Passengers were tonight evacuated from King’s Cross Station in London as swarms of police descended on the scene following a report of a man with a suspicious package. 

Photographs shared online show hundreds of passengers waiting outside the station following the evacuation at 8pm.

Metropolitan Police said a man with a ‘suspicious package’ had boarded a train ‘which was then evacuated as a precaution’. 

The man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence but it is not being treated as terrorism-related, police said. 

One passenger wrote online: ‘Armed police stormed kings cross. Police dogs have also just entered. Kings cross evacuated.’ 

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police told MailOnline: ‘Police were called to Kings Cross Railway Station at 19.53hrs on Wednesday, 8 December to reports of a man with a suspicious package. 

Photographs shared online show hundreds of passengers waiting outside the station following the evacuation

‘Officers attended. The man had boarded a train, which was then evacuated as a precaution. 

‘The man then came off the train and was arrested on suspicion of public order offence. A search of the train was carried out as a precaution. A number of platforms were evacuated.

‘The incident is not being treated as terrorism-related at this time.’ 

More to follow. 

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