Emergency services are at Euston station after an explosion was reported earlier this evening.
British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed they were at the scene responding to a security alert and said an e-cigarette is believed to be the cause of the incident.
An e-cigarette in a bag is believed to have been the cause of the small explosion at London Euston this evening. Officers are still on scene— BTP (@BTP) August 29, 2017
"We are investigating but there appears to have been a small contained explosion which is believed to have been caused by an electrical item," the BTP said.
"No one has been injured. The station is currently evacuated whilst officers and search dogs check the area is safe."
Officers are currently responding to a security alert at Euston station. The station has been evacuated. We will update when possible.— BTP (@BTP) August 29, 2017
The Northern and Victoria lines are affected, as are train services to and from the rail station.
Euston station is closed while we respond to a security alert— Northern line (@northernline) August 29, 2017
Network Rail (@networkrail) August 29, 2017
Disruption is expected to continue until 9pm, National Rail said.
"A security alert at London Euston is causing major disruption to trains to and from this station. Trains may be cancelled or revised," the rail operator said.
Witnesses at the scene tweeted photos of police vehicles outside the station:
Ummm there's a huge police presence and a bomb squad at Euston station pic.twitter.com/LhikjX6gvK— katy (@haymaya_) August 29, 2017
Surrounding roads have been closed while police deal with the alert:
A501 Euston Road is currently closed e/bound at Melton St/Euston Sq due to a police incident at nearby Euston Stn. Qs building in the area.— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) August 29, 2017
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