Controlled explosion carried out after London tube station closed due to suspect package

Updated 2017-10-05 10:02:52 Xinhua

A controlled explosion was carried out after a London tube station was put into lockdown Wednesday evening due to a suspect package, said the Metropolitan Police.

"We were dealing with a suspect package in #Islington. A controlled explosion was carried out, and the incident was stood down at 19.34 hrs," tweeted the Metropolitan Police.

Police have been called to Angel Station in North London to investigate the security alert.

Witnesses said a large police cordon has been set up around the major station, and described hearing "loud bangs" as cops carried out controlled explosions.

Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from the busy tube station at around 6:30 p.m.

Last month, an explosion in a packed rush-hour carriage injured some 30 people at London's Parsons Green subway station.

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