Govt to beef up london train station security after terrorist attack at station
A suspected terror attack on a London train station has left four people dead and five others injured.
Maj Gen Shashi Tharoor, head of the Home Department’s Home Ministry security unit, praised officials for their “preparedness and thorough investigation” at the station, which has been closed since Tuesday.
Tharoor said there were about 30 people on board the train when it began its journey from the South East Road station at 10.30am and there were only five people on board when it reached Croydon.
Tharoor said a security incident had been reported after a suspicious bag was discovered in the back of the carriage, where there is currently a security barrier. He said this was not a terrorist incident.
Speaking at a press conference outside London’s Metropolitan Police HQ, Tharoor said police have received more than 300 tip-offs about possible attacks on the train station and that they are continuing to work with government agencies to understand all the details.
He also said authorities were examining CCTV footage in and around the station following reports that someone had tried to climb through the top of the security barrier, although a number of security systems on the train were “sporting a look” of disbelief.
“I would ask everyone who was at the station today to be aware of how important Londoners’ safety is,” he said.
Tharoor stressed that he was still not ruling out the possibility of terrorism but also said there was no immediate threat at the station.
Britain’s Metropolitan Pol안산출장안마 안산안마ice has not confirmed reports about an attempted attack at the station.
On Wednesday afternoon, officers found a note on the floor of a c카지노ar which they said contained the words ‘Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL)’ which was reportedly left by a person who had boarded the train.
Two men were arrested shortly after the incident and a police spokesman said on Thursday a크레이지 슬롯fternoon that a 21-year-old man, from South Shields, north London, had been arrested in connection with the attack.
Tharoor said the incident had been “very difficult” for authorities and the public, but he had said there would be more information to come out as police continue their investigation.
Police officers search the car where a note reading ‘Islamic State’ was written (Photo by Reuters)
Shashi Tharoor (photo by Reuters)
Meanwhile, London Ambulance Service is preparing to deploy extra paramedics t