Angel tube station has been evacuated with nearby streets cordoned off after a suspect package was discovered nearby.
A source told MailOnline bomb disposal experts would be carrying out a controlled explosion of the item shortly.
Police were called to the scene around 6.30pm when a suspicious package was found on Upper Street in Islington, North London.
Pictured: A large cordon is in place with armed police and bomb disposal experts at the scene after a suspect package was found this evening
Shut down: Angel Tube Station has been closed but police say the package was found in Upper Street, Islington nearby
Panicked commuters have been trapped inside the station while a police cordon is in place, shutting off the main road outside the entrance.
One person has tweeted from inside: ‘Currently trapped at Angel Station. Don’t know what’s happening. Train is not stopping. There’s an incident outside.’
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: ‘We were called to a suspect package at 28 minutes past six this evening. A cordon is place as a precaution as police are investigating.’
They wouldn’t disclose what type of package was discovered and who raised the alarm at this stage.
A bomb disposal unit is currently at the scene alongside officers from the Metropolitan Police.
Witnesses have described seeing emergency services ‘everywhere’ as the station and surrounding areas were evacuated.
A number of people have taken to Twitter after trains stopped passing through the station and people were advised to stay away from the area.
One wrote: ‘Avoid Angel station! So many police everywhere. Apparently suspicious package.’
Another said: ‘Suspicious package found at Angel Tube station. Upper Street is closed.’
Updates to follow