More ‘activity’ on the tube

As they say ‘it’s all go over here’. I presume we will be hearing more from Ms. Hoey.Man shot dead by police on Tube

A man has been shot dead by armed officers at Stockwell Tube station, as police hunt four would-be bombers.

Passenger Mark Whitby told BBC News he had seen a man of Asian appearance shot five times by “plain-clothes police officers” with a handgun.

“I saw the gun being fired five times into the guy – he is dead,” he said.

Passengers were evacuated from the Northern Line station in south London. Police have also cordoned off a 200-metre area around the station.

Services on the Victoria and Northern lines have been suspended following a request by the police, London Underground said.

Ambulances including an air ambulance have been sent to the scene at Stockwell.

They pushed him to the floor, bundled on top of him and unloaded five shots into him

Witness Mark Whitby

‘They unloaded five shots’

Mr Whitby, told BBC News: “I was sitting on the train reading my paper.

“I heard a load of noise, people saying, ‘Get out, get down’!

“I saw an Asian guy run onto the train hotly pursued by three plain-clothes police officers.

“One of them was carrying a black handgun – it looked like an automatic – they pushed him to the floor, bundled on top of him and unloaded five shots into him.”

Passenger Briony Coetsee said: “We were on the Tube and then we suddenly heard someone say, ‘Get out, get out’ and then we heard gunshots.”

Passenger Alison Bowditch told BBC News: “The tube pulled into the station and we were sitting there, you know, as you do and then there was just a lot of shouting and the sound of gunfire and then people were saying, ‘Get off, get off!’

“Somebody definitely went to the ground and as they went to the ground I heard gun fire and assumed they had been shot.”

A mosque in east London has been evacuated after a bomb scare – but a police cordon has now been lifted.

After Thursday’s London blasts, the bombers fled after detonators went off, causing small blasts, but failed to detonate the bombs themselves.