Police investigating 'minor explosion' at Southgate Tube station in London

Southgate tube station on the Piccadilly line is shut

Twitter/@jzrdan/@jzrdanSouthgate tube station on the Piccadilly line is closed as police investigate a suspicious package

Darren Yarlett, 36, was driving home in Southgate but police had cordoned off roads near the station.

The force tweeted: "Southgate Tube station is now closed whilst officers respond to a suspicious package".

The incident comes as officers investigated a suspicious package.

Police were called to reports of the small blast at Southgate tube station, which has caused long delays on the Piccadilly line this evening.

Police said a small number of people were treated at the scene.

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Police said they had been called to reports of an explosion and people running at Southgate station at 7:03 p.m. (1803 GMT).

Police add that the explosion "appears to have been minor", with no serious injuries believed to have occurred. Cordons are in place and officers remain at the scene. I was outside the station about to enter the 125 bus.

Police have evacuated a Tube station during rush hour after an "explosion" left a number of people injured. Officers are at the scene.

There is now no Piccadilly line service between Arnos Grove and Cockfosters.

More information to follow.

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