Euston Station evacuated due to 'security alert'

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Armed police have descended on Euston Station after it was evacuated amid a “security alert”.

The busy north London station was placed on lockdown at around 7.45pm on Tuesday evening, with dozens of police officers seen rushing to the scene.

Huge crowds of people were being led out of both the underground and mainline station amid reports of a possible suspect package.

The official Victoria and Northern line accounts tweeted: “Euston station is closed while we respond to a security alert.”

Witnesses said at around 7.40pm there was “a rush” of people running away from the station and a short while later police began moving people away from the station.

Pubs including the Euston Tap shut its doors and forced people outside and police are continuing to widen the cordon.

Dozens of armed police rushed to the scene as people fled in panic (@thestreetgym)

One witness told the Standard police told the public it was a suspect package as they evacuated the area.

Kurt Shanks, 45, said: “We only came her for a quick pint, I’m shocked by what’s happened. It’s not what you expect to see.”

British Transport Police said: “Officers are currently responding to a security alert at Euston station. The station has been evacuated. We will update when possible.”

Passengers took to Twitter to share pictures and video from the scene, with underground users reportedly being told to evacuate from platform 2.

The station was placed on lockdown at around 7.45pm (Jason Collie)

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