London Tube Station Evacuated By Armed Police

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Armed police swoop after man threatened people with scissors

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Following a security alert, armed police evacuated a South London underground station on Wednesday afternoon.

Heavily-armed officers swarmed Tooting Broadway tube station after receiving reports of a man threatening passengers with scissors.

Twitter users said there was a “massive police presence” as the station was closed

A spokesman for the  Metropolitan Police told the Wandsworth Guardian: “This is an incident regarding a man who is believed to be making threats and carrying scissors.”

The armed officers have now left the area, borough officers remain at the scene and are still looking for the suspect.