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London bus BOMB SCARE sparks mass evacuation of road and Tube station

Май 12, 2016    
London bus BOMB SCARE sparks mass evacuation of road and Tube station

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POLICE evacuated a busy London street and Tube station amid a bus bomb scare.

Police officers scrambled to Holloway Road in Islington after a suspicious package was found on a bus. 

Highbury and Islington Station was also closed off, Transport for London confirmed. 

Witnesses said commuters fled the scene in panic. 

Shocking pictures showed hundreds of commuters stranded as the incident unfolded just after rush hour.

Police officers scrambled to Holloway Road in Islington after a suspicious package was found on a bus. 

Highbury and Islington Station was also closed off, Transport for London confirmed. 

Witnesses said commuters fled the scene in panic. 

Shocking pictures showed hundreds of commuters stranded as the incident unfolded just after rush hour.

Hollway Road was cordoned off due to a "police incident". 

Cops were seen shouting "stand back" to all anxious pedestrians standing in the area. 

London Overground tweeted: "No service between Highbury & Islington & Dalston Junction due to a security alert at Highbury & Islington."

The bus involved in the incident was reportedly a 271 service to Moorgate. 

Metropolitan Police have since confirmed the evacuation took place due to an abandoned suitcase on a bus. 

Specialist officers examined it as a "precaution". 

A statement from the Met read: "Police in Hackney were called to Holloway Road, Highbury and Islington at 08:39hrs on Wednesday, 11 May following reports of an item of unattended luggage onboard a route 271 Transport for London bus.

"Specialist officers attended. Cordons were put in place as a precaution whilst the item was assessed.

"It has since transpired that the abandoned suitcase was non-suspicious."

TfL confirmed Holloway Road has now been opened and cleared. 

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