Man arrested after explosion at Southgate tube station

22 Juin, 2018, 07:55 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • London police are investigating a small explosion at the Southgate Underground station that officials say does not seem to be rela

A man was arrested Wednesday after a suspected battery explosion at a London subway station left five people injured, police said.

Following initial inquiries, it is believed that the explosion was caused by a drill battery short-circuiting.

BTP said the man had been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Witnesses described smelling "burning rubber" and seeing "six-foot flames" at the entrance to Southgate Underground station in Enfield on Tuesday evening.

London Ambulance Service said two people were taken to hospital and three others were treated at the scene.

London police are investigating a small explosion at the Southgate Underground station that officials say does not seem to be related

Five people suffered minor injuries after the explosion at the station. He said the flames were "six-foot-plus" and that people fled. I think she was in shock to be honest. "I was trying to protect my younger brother, so I put him in front of me, so he was away from the people coming down and I got trampled on from behind".

'An old woman got trampled on. But British Transport Police said soon after that announcement that it did not believe the explosion was related to terrorism. "She couldn't walk, shaking", Ayton said. Not necessarily running or panicking, but moving quickly.

Emergency services at the scene of a small explosion at Southgate Underground station, in London, Tuesday June 19, 2018.

"Then my partner saw a station staff member pointing a fire extinguisher at something and heard it go off, but we didn't see what it was directed at".

Southgate station has now reopened.

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