A tube station has been evacuated amid reports of a man wielding a knife on a train. Police shut down the London Underground station Embankment near Charing Cross and evacuated everyone inside. Officers were responding to reports of a man wielding a knife on a train.

Armed police attended the scene as cops from both British Transport Police and the Met arrived at 2.15pm. Everyone inside was cleared from the station as the police moved in.

Witnesses described nervous scenes as people left the tube station.  Police found a knife at the scene but could not find the man who was reported to be wielding it. The station has now reopened, but investigations are continuing to track the alleged knifeman.   The UK remains on high alert over three terror attacks in three months.

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