Lewisham station evacuated after man shouts he has a gun

Pic: Ed Quigley

Pic: Ed Quigley

Lewisham station was evacuated Saturday night (June 4) due to a trespasser on the tracks shouting he had a gun, and singing UB40.

Southeastern trains announced the presence of a trespasser on the tracks just after 8pm, closing all lines going through Lewisham station.


Ed Quigley wrote on Twitter: “Armed police and at least 8 cars at an evacuated Lewisham Station.

“I’m told there is a civilian, not wearing much, dancing on the train track singing UB40.”

Charlie Kenward — journalist at the Daily Mirror — also took to Twitter to give some updates about the situation. He wrote:  “A man running up and down the station at Lewisham shouting he has a gun. Now been detained by the police.”

A spokesman for the British Transport Police confirmed officers were called to the station after reports of a man on the railway track.

He added that a 32-year-old man was arrested and is now assisting police with their enquiries.

Trains were back on the move by 8.20pm.

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