Kings Cross lockdown: Armed police swoop on London station – ‘seven platforms blocked off’

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Police have been seen entering the station, with seven platforms blocked off. Severe delays to rail services have been reported. One Twitter user reported seeing police dogs enter the station.

Great Northern Rail tweeted to travellers: “A problem currently under investigation is disrupting services to/from Kings Cross.”

They added: “Police are dealing with an incident at Kings Cross.”

“The station is shut and we can’t run to/from Kings Cross until further notice.”

They then quickly posted: “Kings Cross station is open and we can to/from the station as normal again.

“Some residual delays are possible, so please check before you travel.”

Another passer-by on Twitter, @makejoshscrum wrote: “Police response is HUGE here at #KingsCross – main concourse is still open to the public!”

National Rail said: “The police are dealing with an incident at London Kings Cross.

“Consequentially, all lines are blocked and trains that call at this station may be delayed.

“This is expected until 21:30.”

Another Twitter user, ‘LadGaga13’ tweeted that passengers at the station had been evacuated.

Another, Joe_90, posted: “Just been evacuated from Kings Cross station. Police arriving in force.”

The Twitter account for Thameslink warned travellers: “Police are dealing with an incident at Kings Cross.

“The station is shut and we can’t run to/from Kings Cross until further notice.

“Please use services to/from St Pancras instead, these are still running.”

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