Charing Cross station
Charing Cross stationWikimedia Commons

The Charing Cross station in London was put on lockdown and armed policemen had rushed to the station after a man on the tracks claimed to have a bomb on Friday (June 22). The man has been arrested.

The station was immediately "evacuated as a precaution" and all services were stopped. The British Transport Police took to Twitter to keep the citizens updated about the scenario at the tube station.

The Scotland Yard also rushed to the Charing Cross station to assist the British Transport Police following a report of the accused "acting suspiciously".

The train services in the area had been initially stalled. "There is currently no southbound service from Camden Town to Kennington via Charing Cross, due to a customer incident. Northbound trains are also not calling at Charing Cross," the Northern Line said on Twitter.