Counter-Terror Investigation After "Suspicious Device" On Tube

20 October 2016, 15:55 | Updated: 20 October 2016, 18:28

North Greenwich Station

A controlled detonation has taken place at North Greenwich station in London after a suspicious device was found by police on a Jubilee Line train.

Happening right now @ North Greenwich underground station. Security Alert.

Posted by Peter Jacob on Thursday, 20 October 2016

The Met Police statement on the incident reads:

"Shortly after 11:00hrs on Thursday, 20 October, the British Transport Police was called to North Greenwich Underground Station after train staff reported finding a suspicious item on a train travelling eastbound on the Jubilee Line.

"The station was evacuated and remains closed."

"While we are keeping an open mind, the Met's Counter Terrorism Command is leading the investigation because it has the expertise to deal with incidents of this kind. British Transport Police is supporting them in their investigation.

"If anyone saw anything suspicious on this particular train or anywhere else we would urge them to call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321, in an emergency always call 999.

"We continue to encourage the public to remain vigilant and alert at all times and report anything suspicious to police."

There are severe delays on the Jubilee Line and the station only reopened at around 6.30pm.