Controlled explosion after suspicious device discovered: North Greenwich Station

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21/10/2016 from Qatar

-A 19-year-old man has been arrested after a suspicious device was blown up in a controlled explosion at a London Tube station.

-The arrested man was white, bearded and wearing a hoodie, a witness said.

-Officers discharged Tasers during the arrest on Holloway Road, north London, but no firearms were discharged.

-The suspect is in London Police custody.

-He was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism acts, under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

-The arrest follows the closure of North Greenwich tube station for several hours on 20 October after the discovery of a suspicious item on a train travelling eastbound on the Jubilee Line.

-The suspicious object was discovered at the south-east London station at about 11:00 BST.

-Police have said they are stepping up patrols across London’s transport network following Thursday’s discovery of the item at North Greenwich station.