London Bridge Station was on lockdown last night after a man sparked a 9/11 anniversary terror alert after telling train staff he had a bomb.
Thousands of people were evacuated from the station after a 45-year old man got on a South Eastern train at Cannon Street and, shortly after passengers had boarded the train at London Bridge, pulled the communication cord and announced he had a bomb.
Armed police were on the scene and apprehended the man at 7.15pm, taking him to a south London police station to be questioned.
The black briefcase the man was carrying was examined and forensic experts discovered his claim was a hoax.
— Kent News (@news_in_kent) September 11, 2014
Absolute bedlam at London Bridge. Major delays and no notice boards. Exactly what you want and need. pic.twitter.com/MKQIaz1LC3
— Gemma Duport (@duport1982) September 11, 2014
Bomb scare at London Bridge. Great start to the holiday eh? pic.twitter.com/am3afIMRfE
— Adam Goddard (@Froggard) September 11, 2014
More bomb-sniffing dogs just arrived at London Bridge pic.twitter.com/aoLpnWcv0L
— James Cook (@JamesLiamCook) September 11, 2014
FYI London Bridge over ground services is closed due to on going security checks. The underground was still running pic.twitter.com/EztH5WSlHy
— Sophie Taylor-Jones (@SophieTJ) September 11, 2014
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