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Reported Explosion At London Station, Minor Injuries Reported

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Metropolitan Police in London were called to the Southgate Tube station after reports of an explosion and people running out of the underground terminal.

Metropolitan Police tweeted that officers were investigating a suspicious package found at the Southgate station, and minutes later tweeted again that officers were responding to a minor explosion.

Metropolitan Police now believe the explosion was caused by a battery short circuit, according to a recent update.

A small number of people are being treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service for minor injuries.

The London Ambulance Service released this statement around 4:45 pm EST:

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