Delays after 'violent assault on train' forces London station to close

London Euston station was closed today after a ‘serious assault’ on a train left two people injured, including a railway worker.

Armed police rushed to the major transport hub shortly after 7am following reports of an attack.

Trains in and out of the station were suspended and dozens of journeys on the West Coast main line were cancelled.

A passenger tweeted: ‘Train being held at Euston following violent assault on the adjacent train.

‘Four heavily armed officers keep passing through the train searching for the aggressor, and nobody can leave the train.’

The station has since been reopened but commuters have been warned to expect further delays.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said the victim is one of its members.

Its general secretary, Mick Lynch, said: ‘This is an appalling incident that will send shockwaves through the whole railway family, and our thoughts are with our member, his colleagues and his family this morning.

‘While we await the full facts, the union will be providing practical support to our member and the workforce at Euston as the police investigation continues.’

A British Transport Police spokesman said: ‘Specialist officers were deployed, and a man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and conveyed to police custody.

‘Two people have been taken to a local hospital for treatment to laceration wounds.

‘Their injuries are not believed to be life-changing or life threatening.’

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