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Bomb hoax at Charing Cross Underground station

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BTP officers were called to Charing Cross Underground station at 6.35am today after receiving reports of a man on the tracks claiming to have a bomb.
 
Officers from the Metropolitan Police and BTP specialist firearms officers also attended. The underground station was evacuated as a precautionary measure and a cordon was put in place whilst officers dealt with the incident. 
 
A 38-year old man was detained by officers and has been held under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act and taken to a place of safety. BTP would like to thank passengers and rail staff for their patience and understanding during this incident. 
 
 

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