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Man arrested over tube station bomb threat

London, June 22: A man accused of going on to the tracks at London’s Charing Cross tube station on Friday and falsely claiming to have a bomb was arrested by police and detained under the Mental Health Act. British Transport Police (BTP) said officers were called “after receiving reports of a man on the tracks claiming to have a bomb”. The 38-year-man’s claim sparked panic and led to the evacuation of people from the station, the Guardian reported. “Both the underground and mainline stations were evacuated as a precautionary measure and a cordon was put in place whilst officers dealt with the incident,” said a BTP spokesperson. (IANS)