Armed police shut down Bond Road tube station and arrest 5 males after ‘suspect armed with gun and knife’ storms inside following theft
- Police stated 5 males had been arrested contained in the station after a close-by theft
- Officers shut down the station after the sufferer instructed them the lads had weapons
- Met Police arrested the lads and located a knife and a firearm throughout searches
George Martin For Mailonline
Armed police have shut down Bond Road station and arrested 5 individuals after an armed theft on close by Oxford Road.
A Met Police spokesperson stated officers had been referred to as to the busy station after the sufferer of the theft instructed them the lads had weapons.
The suspects had been arrested shortly after by armed officers contained in the station who discovered a firearm and a knife after finishing up searches on them.
The station was closed for practically an hour as police handled the incident, inflicting extreme delays on the Tube community.
A number of policemen stand guard outdoors the busy central London station on Friday night after the incident
‘Police had been referred to as at roughly 20:30hrs on Friday, Eight February to experiences of a theft on Oxford Road,’ A Metropolitan police spokesperson stated.
‘Officers attended and spoke with the male sufferer. He knowledgeable officers that the suspects had been in possession of a firearm and a knife, and that they had been final seen getting into Bond Road Underground Station.
‘Further officers, together with firearms officers and British Transport Police, attended.
‘5 individuals have been arrested on suspicion of theft and possession of a firearm.
‘The station was briefly closed while officers handled the incident.’
Cops arrested 5 individuals after the sufferer of a theft instructed them the lads had been in possession of weapons
Armed police had been in attendance and recovered a knife and a firearm from the male suspects
The incident induced extreme disruption throughout the tube community as trains backed up on the Central and Jubilee traces.
TFL tweeted shortly after the incident that the delays had been as a result of a ‘buyer incident’ at Bond Road.
‘We’re now working with extreme delays throughout the whole line. The delays are as a result of a buyer incident at Bond Road.
‘If you need to use an alternate route for any journey, that is advisable. Tickets accepted on London buses and DLR.’
TFL later tweeted that each the Central Line and Jubilee Line Bond Road stations had been re-opened after the incident.
A British Transport Police spokesperson stated: ‘British Transport Cops had been referred to as to help the Metropolitan Police Service at 8.34pm right this moment (Eight February) following experiences of a theft on Oxford Road .
‘BTP officers attended Bond Road Underground Station, alongside colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service and 5 individuals have been arrested on suspicion of theft and possession of a firearm.’
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