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Man dies from stabbing himself at London Tube station

London Tube Station
London Tube Station

A man has died after stabbing himself at Sloane Square Tube station in west London according to British Transport Police (BTP). The horrific incident too place just before 10.30am, causing panic among commuters and passers-by.

BTP said in a statement, “Officers were called to Sloane Square Underground station at 10.26am on 28 June following reports that a man had sustained serious, self-inflicted injuries. Paramedics also attended however despite their best efforts the man has been pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is not being treated as suspicious. It is believed that the man used a knife to inflict the fatal wounds on himself.

Police reportedly had to form a “human shield” to inhibit passing trains from observing the paramedics that were treating the man.

One eyewitness tweeted: “People have been running out in a panic of Sloane Square station. A lady has screamed ‘RUN! RUN! RUN!’.

Another said: “Not sure what’s going on at Sloane Square but the station is closed, there’s about six police vehicles and some ambulances.”

“My partner got anxious and sought refuge at the nearby shops. Now she is afraid of using the tube on her way home later.”

Member of Parliament for the area, Greg Hands said he was “shocked and saddened” by the news and expressed his condolences to the man’s family and friends. He further went on to thank emergency services as well as Transport for London staff for their actions.

Sloane Square tube station was closed for several hours while police dealt with the incident, but has since reopened.