Angel station reopened earlier this evening after police confirmed carrying out a controlled explosion at the tube station.
We were dealing with a suspect package in #Islington. A controlled explosion was carried out, and the incident was stood down at 19.34hrs.— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) October 4, 2017
Police carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect package after closing down the station due to a security alert.
Angel station is closed while we respond to a security alert outside the station. Tickets are being accepted on London Buses.— Northern line (@northernline) October 4, 2017
Witnesses said on Twitter that the surrounding area had been closed off.
Area surrounding Angel Tube station is being locked down by police. pic.twitter.com/zkaCUJfAys— Oliver Murphy (@OFRM1210) October 4, 2017
Others reported being turned away from the station exits as they tried to leave.
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