North Greenwich Tube station: Teen arrested under Terror Act
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A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences in connection with the suspicious package that shut down the Jubilee Line in Newham yesterday.
The 19-year-old was tasered as armed police and Counter Terrorism Command confronted him in the street in Holloway Road at 12.20pm today.
He was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism acts, under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, and remains in custody.
The Juiblee Line was closed from Canary Wharf to Stratford for most of the day after a suspicious item was spotted just after 11am yesterday.
Scotland Yard say it is now being forensically examined for evidence, and that “officers are keeping an open mind regarding any possible motive”.
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They are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
Police are urging anyone who saw anything suspicious on this particular train or anywhere else to call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321, in an emergency always call 999.
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