King’s Cross Station in London, one of the busiest mainline and tube stations, has been evacuated this afternoon following reports that armed police pulled a man off a train.
Reports suggest that the incident occurred between 3pm and 4pm today, with Twitter users sending pictures of the incident.
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman initially said: “BTP officers are on scene at King’s Cross station dealing with an ongoing incident. A man has been detained by officers on the platforms and enquiries are ongoing.”
Further information suggested that the arrest was related to Class B drugs, a category that includes cannabis, ketamine, amphetamines and codeine.
The BTP updated their statement to read:
“Armed BTP officers attended the main line platforms at King’s Cross rail station shortly after 3pm to meet incoming trains to that location.
“Some platforms were closed while this activity took place.
“At approximately 4:15pm, a 4o-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of intent to supply of a Class B drug. Enquiries are ongoing.”
King’s Cross station was one of those targeted in the July 7th bombings in 2005, and has had a heavy police presence ever since.
It recently underwent renovation, alongside St. Pancras Station, and is famed as the station in which tourists gather around a Harry Potter ‘Platform 9 3/4s’ statue.
— Jack Marshall (@JackMarshall88) August 13, 2015