Passengers are evacuated from London’s King’s Cross station

London’s King’s Cross Station has reopened after hundreds of passengers were evacuated and swarms of police descended on the scene following a report of a man with a suspicious package. 

Photographs shared online show hundreds of passengers waiting outside the station following the evacuation at 8pm.

Crowds were allowed back into the station after a man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence. 

Metropolitan Police said a man with a ‘suspicious package’ had boarded a train ‘which was then evacuated as a precaution’. 

The incident is not being treated as terrorism-related, police said. 

One passenger wrote online: ‘Armed police stormed kings cross. Police dogs have also just entered. Kings cross evacuated.’ 

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police told MailOnline: ‘Police were called to Kings Cross Railway Station at 19.53hrs on Wednesday, 8 December to reports of a man with a suspicious package. 

Crowds were allowed back into London's King's Cross station after a man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence

Crowds were allowed back into London's King's Cross station after a man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence

Crowds were allowed back into London’s King’s Cross station after a man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence

Passengers waited outside

Passengers waited outside

Passengers were evacuated

Passengers were evacuated

Metropolitan Police said a man with a ‘suspicious package’ had boarded a train ‘which was then evacuated as a precaution’

Photographs shared online show hundreds of passengers waiting outside the station following the evacuation

Photographs shared online show hundreds of passengers waiting outside the station following the evacuation

Photographs shared online show hundreds of passengers waiting outside the station following the evacuation

Passengers waited

Passengers waited

A train and multiple platforms were evacuated

A train and multiple platforms were evacuated

Metropolitan Police said a man with a ‘suspicious package’ had boarded a train ‘which was then evacuated as a precaution’

‘Officers attended. The man had boarded a train, which was then evacuated as a precaution. 

‘The man then came off the train and was arrested on suspicion of public order offence. A search of the train was carried out as a precaution. A number of platforms were evacuated.

‘The incident is not being treated as terrorism-related at this time.’ 

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