UK officials confirmed Tuesday that a “minor explosion” has occurred at the Southgate Tube Station in London, saying a “number of people” are being treated for injuries and prompting a severe police presence on the scene.
According to the Telegraph, police are currently responding to a “small blast” in Southgate with officers actively investigating a “suspicious package” near the scene.
“It’s understood no one is seriously injured, although witnesses on social media claimed to have seen one person leave the station on a stretcher. A small number of people have been treated at the scene,” writes the Telegraph.
“Officers remain at #Southgate tube station. Enquires are ongoing to establish the cause of a reported minor explosion at 19:03 hours. We are not aware of any serious injury,” wrote the Metropolitan Police Department.
Officers remain at #Southgate tube station. Enquires are ongoing to establish the cause of a reported minor explosion at 19:03 hours. We are not aware of any serious injury.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 19, 2018
Southgate Tube station is currently closed whilst officers respond to a suspicious package.
Officers are on scene alongside @metpoliceuk. Please avoid the area – we'll provide updates as soon as we can.
— BTP (@BTP) June 19, 2018
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) June 19, 2018
“We remain at Southgate Tube station in London following a reported minor explosion. A small number of people have been treated at the scene by London Ambulance. No serious injuries reported and enquiries continue,” confirmed British Transport Police.
More information as it develops.
LONDON FALLING: Britain Tackles SOCIAL MEDIA as Murder Rates Skyrocket
The United Kingdom is settings its sights on the “wild west elements” of the internet this week; unveiling new legislation that cracks down on cyber bullying as Britain’s crime rates continue to soar.
According to Yahoo News, UK legislators are poised to reveal new guidelines that seek to clampdown on bullying, child exploitation, and other threats posed by social media platforms across the country.
Britain’s Digital Minister Matt Hancock said the guidelines will help UK-based companies comply with harsh restriction, but was unclear on what penalties they would face should they violate the regulations.
“Digital technology is overwhelmingly a force for good across the world and we must always champion innovation and change for the better,” Hancock said in a statement.
“At the same time I have been clear that we have to address the Wild West elements of the Internet through legislation, in a way that supports innovation. We strongly support technology companies to start up and grow, and we want to work with them to keep our citizens safe.”
The announcement comes as the UK murder rate reaches unprecedented levels; spiking over 40% in just three years as London’s homicides top New York City’s for the first time in recorded history.
LONDON FALLING: Murder Spree in UK CAPITAL Continues, 50 DEAD in 2018
A man in his mid-twenties was brutally stabbed to death in North London Wednesday night, bringing the British capital’s murder rate to over 50 people since the beginning of 2018 and raising serious security questions throughout the United Kingdom.
According to the Telegraph, the unidentified man was found “fatally wounded” by the Metropolitan Police Department in London’s Hackney neighborhood shortly after 8pm.
“In the same borough just hours earlier a man in his 50s died outside a bookmakers in Upper Clapton Road following a suspected fight,” writes the Telegraph. “The attack has added to the UK’s soaring rate of knife crime, with fatal stabbings in England and Wales at their highest levels since 2010/11.”
The stabbing death comes just days after two teenagers were killed in similar attacks in the country’s largest city.
The shocking tally means the murder rate in London has risen by 40% in just three years; the stark opposite to New York City’s crime statistics which have fallen by nearly 90% since Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s harsh crackdown in the 1990s.