Commuters flee in terror as fight breaks out at London tube station

Commuters at the busy London tube users fled for security in a moments of pandemonium after a fight broke out during rush hour.

Fire alarms at Bank and Monument stations were set off as the incident unfolded at about 9am on Friday. Police were called to the linked stations which were evacuated and briefly closed.

The fight is believed to have broken near the Central line at Monument but District, Circle, Northern and Central line services all stopped serving the stations.

An eyewitness said on Twitter, She said: “People falling on the floor, luggage being abandoned, people screaming, staff members and passengers running for their lives.”

Another person described how there were “surges of scared looking people” shouting “RUN! Get out! Get out!”

In the midst of the panic, a scared commutter had shouted “bomb” an witness narrated the ordeal. In her words, She said: “Got off phone to my sobbing best friend who was at Bank station, someone shouted bomb. Thousands stampeding out, people falling and others running over them.

“She had to leave her suitcase behind & in stampede lost the glasses she was wearing to, erm, see. Shouting bomb is NOT OK.”

Police have since said two men have been arrested on suspicion of affray.



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