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Man tasered and arrested following discovery of suspicious device on Tube train

The 19-year-old man was arrested on a north London street in the early hours of this morning.

North Greenwich suspicious item North Greenwich Tube Station Source: PA Wire/PA Images

 

A MAN HAS BEEN arrested in London following the discovery of a suspicious device on an underground Tube train yesterday.

London’s Met Police reportedly tasered the individual on a city street in north London in the early hours of this morning before arresting him.

Britain’s transport police were called to North Greenwich Underground Station yesterday morning following the discovery of the device.

A controlled explosion of the device was carried out some time later. The station was evacuated for several hours while the operation was carried out.

No one was injured during today’s arrest.

“Police discharged a taser during the arrest,” the police said in a statement. “No firearms were discharged.”

The 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism acts.
He has been taken to a London police station where he remains in custody.

The police said the object in question was under intensive investigation.

“Officers are keeping an open mind regarding any possible motive,” it added.

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