Man ‘armed with knife’ on loose around tube station as riot police scrambled

A man armed with a knife was spotted “running around” a London tube station as the capital’s police swarm the area in riot gear.

The Metropolitan Police were called to the scene at 6.21.pm following reports of a man “believed to be in possession of a knife.” 

According to a statement, the Met BTP and the National Police Air Service remain remain at the scene and the incident is ongoing.

In a statement, Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 18:21hrs on Wednesday, 9 December to Upminster Station following reports of a man believed to be in possession of a knife.

“Officers from the Met, BTP and the National Police Air Service remain in attendance.

“There are no reported injuries.

“No arrests and enquiries continue.”