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Police Boost Armed Security On London Underground After Suspicious Item Found On North Greenwich Train

More officers will be stationed at transport hubs around the capital this weekend.

22/10/2016 13:32

Security on London’s transport network has been increased after a suspicious item was found on a train in north Greenwich on Thursday, leading to one person’s arrest.

The Metropolitan Police said more officers, including armed police, will be stationed around transport hubs this weekend.

It comes after a 19-year-old man was arrested on Friday under the Terrorism Act following the discovery of a suspicious item.

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Video grab of police on Holloway Road, north London, where a 19-year-old man has been arrested.

Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, assisted by armed colleagues, arrested the suspect in Holloway Road at 12.20pm yesterday.

The man was tasered during the arrest but no firearms were discharged, police said.

The teenager was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism acts, under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

He has been taken to a London police station where he remains in custody.

Police said officers on the transport network will be in place “to provide reassurance around public safety”.

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A 19-year-old man was arrested following the discovery of a suspicious item on a tube in north Greenwich on Thursday.

High visibility patrols by British Transport Police (BTP) officers on the London Underground and at stations will remain in place on Saturday to reassure the public.

Police advised anyone with any concerns to speak with officers at stations.

London’s transport network is operating as normal today.

BTP were called to North Greenwich Underground Station shortly after 11am on Thursday after staff found a suspicious item on a train travelling eastbound on the Jubilee Line.

The station was evacuated while specialist officers from the Met and BTP attended and made the item safe. 

The item is currently being forensically examined.

Police said they are not currently looking for anyone else in relation to the investigation.

The public has been urged to remain vigilant at all times and to report anything suspicious to police. 

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