It was proved that was a false claim. No other weapon was found. The man was detained under the Mental Health Act. Metropolitan police and British Transport Police specialist firearms officers went to the incident. “Both the underground and mainline stations were evacuated as a precautionary measure and a cordon was put in place whilst officers dealt with the incident,” a spokesperson for the British Transport Police said. Passengers fled. Tube and rail services were both affected by the incident after police were called. Charing Cross was put on lockdown.
Network Rail said the mainline station, which caters for services arriving from the south east, was not evacuated, and arrivals and departures were not affected. No one was injured in the incident which already was not really terror related. Britain is on currently on its second highest threat level of ‘severe’, meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely. At 8.15am the police cordon was removed. All services through the station have now resumed. “BTP would like to thank passengers and rail staff for their patience and understanding during this incident,” a statement said. Charing Cross is among the busiest stations in London.