British police arrest man claiming to have a bomb at London rail station

by Reuters
Friday, 22 June 2018 06:56 GMT

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - British police said on Friday they had arrested a man at London's Charing Cross railway station who claimed he had a bomb.

"A man claiming to have a bomb at #CharingCross station has now been arrested," British Transport Police said. "We are now working to reopen the station as soon as possible."

Footage on social media showed a large police presence including armed officers at the station which handles services to the capital from southeast England.

Britain is on currently on its second highest threat level of "severe", meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely. (Reporting by Michael Holden, Editing by Paul Sandle)

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