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Whitechapel tube station closed as police attend ‘fight’

  • Whitechapel Underground Station in east London closed by police on Sunday
  • Armed police sent to the scene following reports of a fight, as man was stabbed
  • Shocking clips on YouTube show terrified commuters fleeing station in panic

Whitechapel Underground Station was closed after a man in his 20s was stabbed.  

Shocking clips posted on YouTube show terrified commuters fleeing the station in panic as emergency services raced to the scene and evacuated the area.   

According to one eyewitness a man on the floor had ‘been attacked’, while seven police cars, an armed unit and dogs were sent to the scene along with a number of ambulances.

 

People could be seen running from the station

Shocking clips posted on YouTube show terrified commuters fleeing the station in panic

A fleet of police vans could be seen racing to the scene as people ran down the road

A fleet of police vans could be seen racing to the scene as people ran down the road

Armed officers went sent to the scene and Whitechapel Road was closed, leading to delays around the area. 

Transport for London took to social media to advise members of the public to avoid the area in east London on Sunday evening.

Concerned commuters on Twitter asked what was happening at the station, as TfL responded: ‘Whitechapel station is closed while the Police carry out an investigation’. 

The Metropolitan Police say at least one person is understood to have been injured in a suspected fight

The Metropolitan Police say at least one person is understood to have been injured in a suspected fight

Whitechapel Underground Station in east London was closed maid reports of a fight

Whitechapel Underground Station in east London was closed maid reports of a fight

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at approximately 19:15hrs on Sunday, 3 September to reports of a man suffering stab injuries outside Whitechapel underground station, E1.

‘Officers, including colleagues from British Transport Police, and London Ambulance Service attended the scene.

‘The man – believed aged in his 20s – was taken to an east London hospital for treatment. At this early stage his condition is not thought to be life threatening.

‘Enquiries are underway to establish how and where the man came to sustain his injuries. No arrests; enquiries are ongoing.’

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