A man was hit by a train today after allegedly trying to pull a woman onto the tracks at King’s Cross station in central London.
The woman, who is thought to have been a stranger, was unharmed but the man was taken to hospital for head injuries.
A British Transport Police spokesperson told the Evening Standard that emergency services were called to the Hammersmith and City Line just before 1.30pm this afternoon.
‘It’s believed a man attempted to pull a woman onto the tracks, before being hit by the train himself,’ they said.
‘While enquiries into the incident are at an early stage, it’s not believed the two were known to each other.’
The man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
A passenger travelling on the Metropolitan Line shortly after the incident shared photos of his journey and tweeted: ‘Lots of police and weirdness on the Met line @TfL King’s Cross. No movement, lights off… no info’.
There were severe delays on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines following the incident, with tickets accepted on London buses.
This is a breaking news story, more to follow soon… Check back shortly for further updates.
Got a story? Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected] Or you can submit your videos and pictures here.
For more stories like this, check our news page.
Follow Metro.co.uk on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news updates. You can now also get Metro.co.uk articles sent straight to your device. Sign up for our daily push alerts here.
Source: Read Full Article