lie here charmed (kraken_wakes) wrote in london_070705,
lie here charmed

Tube stations evacuated, incident on bus

There have been unconfirmed reports of an explosion on the London Underground, and an incident on a bus in Hackney, East London.

Stations at Warren Street, Oval and Shepherd's Bush have been closed.

At Warren Street there were reports of a nail bomb explosion. Sky's Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said police believe this may have been the sound of detonators going off.

Victoria Line train passenger Ivan McCracken told Sky News he spoke to an Italian man who witnessed an explosion just after the train arrived at the platform.

"He told me he had seen a man carrying a rucksack which suddenly exploded. It was a minor explosion but enough to blow open his rucksack. Everyone rushed from the carriage. People evacuated very quickly. There was no panic.

(source: Sky News)
Tags: 21.7.05, news, rumour
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Radio 2 have just reported that the underground system has been shut down.
Aaah - updated to not being the network, just Northern, Victoria and the Hammersmith and City Lines
Well, either that's an embarrassed potential bomber, or a man who's going to be facing a lot of questions in the very near future.

Is the bus incident confirmed as being bomb-related? According to one of my colleagues who frequently takes the 26, there are often "incidents" on that bus.
At this stage, nothing is confirmed but thanks for the heads up.
That bus passes the end of my road, and i'm holding that thought right now.