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    UK Teenager Charged After Terror Alert in London Tube Station

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    A 19-year-old was charged on suspicion of making or possessing an explosive substance after a terror alert in London’s North Greenwich Underground Station, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Last week, UK transport police evacuated the station after a suspicious item was found on one of the trains. It was later blown up in a controlled explosion.

    According to the BBC, Damon Smith was charged on suspicion of making or possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life, while the Metropolitan Police said he also faced a charge of intent to cause serious injury to property.

    The UK security agency, MI5, said earlier this month that the level of terrorist threat to Britain was severe.

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