Met Police investigate 'minor explosion' at Southgate Tube Station, London

Arturo Kim
June 20, 2018

British police said on Tuesday they were investigating the cause of a "minor explosion" at Southgate underground station in north London and were advising people to avoid the area.

The station has now been closed as police, ambulance and fire services remain at the scene and parts of the Piccadilly line are now closed.

The Express reports that, according to the Metropolitan Police, officers are working to establish the cause of the blast. They said they were not aware of any serious injuries in a message posted on Twitter about an hour after the incident.

Paramedics treated five people at the scene and took two to hospital.

An earlier statement from the force said: "Met officers are dealing with a suspicious package at #Southgate tube station".

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Witnesses described smelling "burning rubber" and seeing "six-foot flames" at the entrance to Southgate underground station in Enfield.

"We do not believe this to be terror related at time", British transport police said in a tweet.

"We then saw people rushing to get out of the station". I was outside the station about to enter the 125 bus.

"Officers are on scene alongside @metpoliceuk".

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