Police confirm controlled explosion carried out
A controlled explosion was carried out by police at a tube station in central London after a suspect package was discovered.
Officers evacuated and cordoned off Angel station, in Islington, North London, on Wednesday evening to investigate the object.
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It is not known what caused the alarm to be raised.
Sales director Jonathan Cook, 45, was working through nearby when he heard a bang.
He told The Independent it was around the same volume as a shotgun.
“I was walking south towards Angel when I saw the police had cordoned it off,” Mr Cook said.
“I tried to walk around it but it seemed like it formed about a half mile radius around the station.
“I saw eight to nine police cars and three, fire engines – the firefighters were in full kit.
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“I heard a bang but I wouldn’t say it was a big one.”
A tweet sent by the Metropolitan Police said: “We were dealing with a suspect package in Islington.
“A controlled explosion was carried out, and the incident was stood down at 19.34hrs.”
It comes less than a month after 30 people were hurt in a bombing at Parsons Green tube station in west London.
Police said the device failed to detonate properly.
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