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Appeal after group of boys cause mass panic leading to Euston station evacuation

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Officers have launched an appeal after an incident resulted in the evacuation of Euston station. 
 
The incident happened on 7 October at around 6.15pm. 
 
A boy stood at the bottom of escalators three and four which lead to the southbound Victoria line and southbound Northern line.
 
The boy activated the emergency stop button on one escalator while raising his mobile phone in the air and possibly shouting something. 
 
This caused passengers to panic and run back up the escalator with the station then being evacuated. 
 
The boy was in the company of three other boys. The group then ran onto the platform and boarded a Northern Line train towards Angel. 
 
The four boys left the train at Angel where they appear to possibly harass passengers before pushing through the ticket barriers to leave the station. 
  
PC Gilder said: “The actions of these individuals caused mass panic and the evacuation of one of the busiest stations in London. Due to recent events in London and across the UK, the public are quite rightly more suspicious, the actions of this boy were irresponsible. I'd like to speak to the people in the CCTV image as I believe they may have information that could help with the investigation.
 
“If you were at the station at the time of the incident and saw what happened or know the individuals please call us 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing 477 of 07/10/17.”
 

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