British police arrest man claiming to have a bomb at London rail station

Police and fire engines were at the scene at London's Charing Cross railway station, on June 22, 2018, where a man claimed he had a bomb.
Police and fire engines were at the scene at London's Charing Cross railway station, on June 22, 2018, where a man claimed he had a bomb. PHOTO: TWITTER/@FULLBACK03

LONDON (REUTERS) - British police said on Friday (June 22) they had arrested a man at London's Charing Cross railway station who claimed he had a bomb.

"A man claiming to have a bomb at #CharingCross station has now been arrested," British Transport Police said. "We are now working to reopen the station as soon as possible."

Footage on social media showed a large police presence including armed officers at the station which handles services to the capital from south-east England.

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