Authorities have confirmed that an explosion at London’s Parsons Green underground station was a terrorist attack and that several people were injured.
Emergency services are responding to the incident at Parsons Green tube station in West London following an explosion on a train Friday morning
The Met’s Counter Terrorism Command are investigating after the incident at #ParsonsGreen tube station is declared a terrorist incident
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) September 15, 2017
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) September 15, 2017
Armed police rushed to an incident on Friday morning after reports of an explosion on a packed rush-hour commuter train. Several people have been injured.
The Metropolitan Police tweeted: “The Met’s Counter Terrorism Command are investigating as Parsons Green tube station is declared a terrorist incident.
“Too early to confirm cause of fire – now subject to the investigation that is underway.
“Station is cordoned off. Please avoid the area.”
Commuters reported the explosion stemmed from a fire in a bucket, although the contents of the bucket are not known. Images and videos circulating on social media show what appears to be a burning bucket inside a shopping bag on the floor of the train.