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 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.