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A 19-year-old man was arrested today following the discovery of a suspicious device on a tube train in Greenwich.
The Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, assisted by armed police, swooped on a property in Holloway Road, north London, at 12:20pm today, discharging a Taser in the arrest of the man.
The 19-year-old was arrested on the suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism acts, under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
Today’s arrest was in connection with the discovery of a suspicious package on a Jubilee line train at North Greenwich Underground Station shortly after 11am yesterday. This led to the evacuation of the station while the item was made safe. The package is now being forensically examined.
Police say they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident and are “keeping an open mind” about motives.
A large portion of Holloway Road, where London Metropolitan University is located, was cordoned off for the operation. Witnesses have told LBC that the suspect was arrested under a bridge on the street.
If you saw anything suspicious possibly related to this incident you can call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.