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This is the device that exploded at Parsons Green was it a failed terror attack?

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This is the homemade device that exploded at Parsons Green Tube Station, it clearly shows a white bucket in a freezer bag with a number of wires coming out of the bucket.

Terror Police & Security services are monitoring however it currently remains a British Transport Police investigation.

It is believed the panic of the situation has caused a number of injuries from people pushing to escape the incident.

A number of people are believed to have suffered burns as a result of the blast which is believed to have flashed and a loud bang was heard.

The blast occurred as the train pulled into Parsons Green Tube Station as soon as the doors opened.

All those injured within the incident are walking wounded with burns to arms, legs, and face there is no reported life threatening injuries at the moment however that may change as more information is released.

There was very little damage to the train, but a burning bucket can be seen clearly seen within the image.

Police and emergency services have responded to reports of an Explosion at Parson Green Tube Station in London.

The incident occurred at Parsons Green Underground Staton in South-west London at 8.20am.

An image appeared on social media which showed a white bucket with a bag inside, there is no damage to the train, however, the incident has sparked a huge emergency response and caused delays across the underground network.

The Metropolitan Police have advised people to avoid the area. Injuries have been only reported from the panic that the sound of the explosion caused.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that Counter-terrorism police & security services monitoring events at Parsons Green, however, the incident remains a British Transport Police investigation.

The London Fire Brigade has sent six fire engines along with a fire rescue unit and 50 firefighters.

The London Ambulance service is also at the scene of the incident.

Natasha Wills, of London Ambulance Service, said: “We were called at 8.20am to reports of an incident at Parsons Green underground station.

“We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in cars, ambulance crews, incident response officers and our hazardous area response team, with the first of our medics arriving in under five minutes.

“Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries. More information will follow when we have it.”

The BBC News helicopter shows the scene at Parsons Green, Underground, the service at this station runs overground.

District Line services have been suspended.

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Terror suspect not cooperating with police Assistant Commissioner says

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Met Police assistant commissioner Neil Basu is providing an update outside New Scotland Yard.

He says the suspect, who is yet to be formally identified, is “not currently cooperating” with officers.

He adds police cordons are “likely to be in place for some time” as the investigation continues.

Basu says there “wasn’t a police car in pursuit of the vehicle” prior to it crashing into a security barrier outside Parliament.

He adds: “I believe it was an ambulance on a completely unrelated call.”

Armed officers are currently dealing with an ongoing incident outside of Parliament.

A vehicle was involved in a collision and armed police quickly deployed to the scene.

The vehicle crashed into a crash barrier that is there to protect the Houses of Parliament.

Met Police have confirmed a number of people have been hurt and the male driver has been arrested

Armed police approached the vehicle after it crashed into barriers.

Police quickly cleared the area and put a cordon in place.

The nature of the incident is not yet clear.

An eye witness has told Police Hour that he saw the vehicle driving at speed hit the crash barrier, police did not approach the vehicle until specialist officers arrived.

Specialist officers armed forced the door open and then forced everyone back.

Again almost half an hour after the incident police have further extended the cordon.

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Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after two hurt

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Police have arrested a man on suspicion of terror offences after two people were injured when a car crashed into security barriers outside parliament.

The silver car is believed to have hit two cyclists before it crashed into security barriers at a checkpoint outside of parliament.

Two people have been treated at the scene and transferred to hospital for treatment.

Police have now confirmed that counter-terror officers are leading the investigation, The driver who is a man in his 20s, wearing a white shirt and a black hooded puffer jacket, was detained at the scene and is now in custody.

Met Police confirmed they were dealing with an ongoing incident, which involved armed officers outside of the Houses of Parliament.

The vehicle crashed into a crash barrier that is there to protect the Houses of Parliament within a security checkpoint.

It would be very unusual for a member of the public to be within this access point, this access point is guarded by armed police and only people on official Parliament business are granted access to this car park.

Unarmed officers held back from the incident this morning while awaiting armed officers to attend, police held the ambulance and fire service back until the situation was deemed safe.

Police quickly cleared the area and put a cordon in place, shouting to passers-by to clear the area. The cordon was quickly extended further and again further until the area of Westminster was placed on lockdown.

An eye witness has told Police Hour that he saw the vehicle driving at speed hit the crash barrier, police did not approach the vehicle until specialist officers arrived.

Specialist officers armed forced the door open and then forced everyone back.

 

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Armed Police responding to incident outside of Parliament

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Armed officers are currently dealing with an ongoing incident outside of Parliament.

A vehicle was involved in a collision and armed police quickly deployed to the scene.

The vehicle crashed into a crash barrier that is there to protect the Houses of Parliament.

Met Police have confirmed a number of people have been hurt and the male driver has been arrested

Armed police approached the vehicle after it crashed into barriers.

Police quickly cleared the area and put a cordon in place.

The nature of the incident is not yet clear.

An eye witness has told Police Hour that he saw the vehicle driving at speed hit the crash barrier, police did not approach the vehicle until specialist officers arrived.

Specialist officers armed forced the door open and then forced everyone back.

Again almost half an hour after the incident police have further extended the cordon.

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