Why is King’s Cross station closed? Latest evacuation updates after incident

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KING’S Cross station has been closed after football fans let off smoke bombs.

Standard Liege fans are thought to be responsible for the incident ahead of their Europa League tie with Arsenal this evening.

Why is King’s Cross station closed?

Standard Liege fans have let off smoke bombs causing the London station to be shut down.

The incident came ahead as the team faces Arsenal in group F of the Europa League.

The busy station is just two miles south of the Emirates stadium, where tonight’s game is due to be played.

King’s Cross was evacuated just after 1pm, causing chaos for workers and commuters.

One worker fumed: “King’s Cross is closed because of these inconsiderate a**holes setting off flares and bangers.

“Police, ambulance and fire crew called, they should all be fined for wasting precious resource.”

Bella Mackie posted a short clip of football fans outside the station and wrote: “These men have just shut down King’s Cross station, throwing fire crackers and generally freaking a few people out. Jumpers say ‘red fanatics’.”

Police are said to be at the scene after a red flare was let off.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Officers were called to Kings Cross Underground station at 1.30pm today following reports of large numbers of football fans setting off flares.

“The station has been closed while the London Fire Brigade respond, and the football fans are being dispersed by officers.”

Six Tube lines tweeted to say the station has been “closed due to a fire alert”.

Who are Standard Liege?

Les Rouches are one of Belgium’s biggest clubs and have won the country’s First Division ten times.

They were formed in 1898, 121 years ago and have been in the country’s top division since 1921.

Last season they came third in the league.

In their first game of the Europa League this season they beat Vitoria 2-0.

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Source:: Daily times

      

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