Controlled explosion carried out at London station

British police confirm suspect package was discovered at Angel underground stop

British police have said a controlled explosion has been carried out at London’s Angel underground station. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

British police have said a controlled explosion has been carried out at London’s Angel underground station. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

 

British police have said a controlled explosion wasn carried out at London’s Angel underground station on Wednesday evening. The station has since reopened.

Police were alerted to a suspect package in the area on Wednesday, and a cordon was put in place, a police spokesman said.

Earlier, London’s transport authority said Angel station was closed while authorities responded to a security alert outside the station.

Britain is on its second-highest level of security alert after several terror attacks in the country in recent months.

Reuters