London Euston station was closed this morning after armed police officers were
called to reports of a “serious assault” that left two in hospital.
Images posted online showed multiple armed officers on a platform.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: “‘British Transport Police were called to
Euston railway station at 7.09 AM today (8 July) following reports of a serious assault
on-board a train.
“Specialist officers were deployed, and a man has been arrested on suspicion of
grievous bodily harm and conveyed to police custody.
“Two people have been taken to a local hospital for treatment of laceration wounds.
Their injuries are not believed to be life-changing or life-threatening.”
They added that officers remain at the scene as of 10.15 am.
The Rail, Maritime, and Transport (RMT) union said one of the victims was a staff
member. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch told the PA news agency: “This is an
appalling incident that will send shockwaves through the whole railway family, and
our thoughts are with our member, his colleagues, and his family this morning.
“While we await the full facts, the union will be providing practical support to
our members and the workforce at Euston as the police investigation continues.”
Well, this is dramatic. The train being held at Euston following a violent assault on
the adjacent train. Four heavily armed officers keep passing through the train
searching for the aggressor, and nobody can leave the train. On the bright side, as
much free tea as I can drink
One witness described the scene on Twitter, writing: “Well, this is dramatic.
train being held at Euston following a violent assault on the adjacent train.
Four heavily armed officers keep passing through the train searching for the
aggressor, and nobody can leave the train.”
The central London station first tweeted that there were delays as British Transport
Police worked to “find and remove a trespasser from the track”.
They later added: “We’re sorry journeys are delayed. Please bear with us a member of
our team has been injured so you’ll see British Transport Police helping.”