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Passengers were evacuated before the train reached the Madrid station after a bomb scare.Twitter

A metro train station in Madrid was evacuated after a man threatened to blow up a train on Friday, before the police found that he did not possess explosives. 

The incident took place at Madrid's Atocha station, when the suspected suicide bomber with a backpack created a massive panic after threatening to blow himself up. 

However, the Spanish police have confirmed that the bomb threat was false, and said they will re-open the station once the investigation is complete, according to Sky News. 

The police reportedly found only a bottle of water in his backpack, The Local said. However, the incident brought back horrific memories of the Madrid train bombings in 2004, when militants blew up four trains, killing nearly 200 people and injuring hundreds others. 

The train arriving from Madrid's Vallecas district was evacuated before it entered the Atocha station, and photos of passengers getting down on the tracks were shared on social media.