Just a few weeks after jihadis targeted a train in London with a small bomb, some guy starts reciting Bible verses and caused a panic on another train in London:
BBC – Passengers forced open the doors on a busy rush-hour train and climbed on to tracks after becoming “panicked” in the carriage.
It happened outside Wimbledon station in south-west London at 08:30 BST as a man apparently began reading lines aloud from the Bible.
Commuters became scared when the man also began saying “death is not the end”, a passenger said.
Rail power lines were cut as passengers “self-evacuated”, police said.
Trains on the route were disrupted for nearly 12 hours, but are now running normally.
Ian, who was on the train, said the man’s Bible-reading led to a “commotion” and a “crush”.
He said someone then asked the man to stop speaking “as he was scaring people” and “the guy stopped and stood there with his head down”.
Another report suggests he was reading verses about homosexuality and sex outside of marriage.
Here’s more from this ‘Ian’ guy who tweeted as it was happening:
Held up on a train to Waterloo, some nutter starts reciting verses of the Bible, causes a crush and a panic as people fear for their lives— Ian (@cyclingbetting) October 2, 2017
He caused such panic that some people have forced open the doors and jumped on the tracks.— Ian (@cyclingbetting) October 2, 2017
Some idiot woman is outside the train saying to the guard the guy said he had a bomb and was going to kill us all. Said nothing of the sort— Ian (@cyclingbetting) October 2, 2017
Guard comes to our carriage, a woman said that he said nothing like that and that he was talking about the Lord. Guard says they're coming..— Ian (@cyclingbetting) October 2, 2017
To get him off the train, they might have to evacuate the train. More people say he said nothing like that, guy is still just standing here— Ian (@cyclingbetting) October 2, 2017
Guard has come back, tells the guy he is going to be taken by some 'men in suits' and it was just procedure.. We'll be here for a while..— Ian (@cyclingbetting) October 2, 2017
Guard has now come on and says that due to the reports from the idiots who left the train that he was talking about doomsday and going to..— Ian (@cyclingbetting) October 2, 2017
Kill everyone then they have to follow procedure and get guys on here to 'check out the environment' Guard is with him now, checked his bag.— Ian (@cyclingbetting) October 2, 2017
Bag is empty, just a drink bottle and some books. On the move to Wimbledon where he's being intercepted apparently..— Ian (@cyclingbetting) October 2, 2017
Cops, transport police here to meet him, all very calm, police shake his hand, take him to chat. Some people offer to be witness for him pic.twitter.com/u4NZN8o1HT— Ian (@cyclingbetting) October 2, 2017
I must say, well done and much respect to the guard on our train, he dealt with the guy with compassion, restraint and bravery.— Ian (@cyclingbetting) October 2, 2017
I’m not sure I agree with someone reading Bible verses in front of a captive audience on a train, especially only three weeks after a train terrorist attack in the same city.
But what’s interesting about this is that the ‘idiots’ who lied about what the man was reading from the Bible actually made the situation worse for all the commuters, because it forced the guards to take precautions that they wouldn’t have had to take otherwise.