Passengers reported seeing a device on the train and hearing a bang during the morning rush hour
London : An explosion jolted a London Tube train carriage during the morning rush hour on Friday, injuring at least 22 people in what Metropolitan Police said was a “terror incident”.
Neil Basu, Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner and the senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism policing, said primary reports say it was a terrorist incident.
Twenty two people were hospitalised after the blast at 8.20 a.m. at the Parsons Green station on District Line in southwest London.
Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said a suspected Improvised Explosive Device was thought to be responsible for the blast. A timer was attached to the explosive device, reports said. The London Ambulance Service said none of the injured were believed to be in serious condition.
Downing Street announced that Prime Minister Theresa May would be presiding over a Cobra emergency committee meeting to discuss the incident. The country’s threat level currently stands at “severe”, the second-highest behind “critical”.
Passengers reported seeing a device on the train and hearing a bang during the morning rush hour.
Witnesses described seeing at least one passenger with facial injuries. Others spoke of panic as stunned passengers rushed out of the train.