People travelling on a London train were confused as to why it stopped all of a sudden, this morning.
Little did they know a man in a different carriage was scaring the shit out of other passengers. As the train approached Wimbledon station, the male passenger decided to loudly read out passages from the Bible, just in case other people hadn’t heard the word of God that morning.
According to some people on social media, this particular individual said at one point: “Death is not the end.” Not exactly the type of thing you want to hear anywhere at any point in time. The Richmond and Twickenham Times says he was also reciting passages about gay people.
A witness told the newspaper: “I specifically heard him say things about homosexuality and sex before marriage being sins and how we had to repent for our sins, the lord gave his son for our sins et cetera. I sort of zoned out a little after that as I had no interest in listening to him.”
However, due to the fear caused by terror attacks around the world, including the recent Parsons Green tube explosion, people started to get scared at the man continually reciting parts of the Bible. A man named Ian told the BBC he yelled at the gentleman to stop because he was scaring people, then ‘the guy stopped and stood there with his head down’.
Forensic investigators comb through London train after Parsons Green explosion. Credit: PA
Again, not something you want to witness on a Tuesday morning, or any morning for that matter.
However, as word spread and the commotion travelled to other carriages, people unaware of the situation feared the worst and decided to leave before waiting to see what would happen.
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What happened next was described as a ‘crush’ as other passengers ‘self-evacuated’ and started running along the railway tracks.
As a result, rail power lines were cut to ensure no one got hurt and caused an estimated 12 hours’ worth of delays.
A SWR spokesperson said: “South Western Railway’s control centre received an emergency call from a driver in the Wimbledon area stating that a passenger got out of a train and on to the track, before it reached the station.
“Because of this it was necessary to turn off the current in the area, it has since been restored to most lines.”
A British Transport Police spokesperson told the Metro: ‘We were called at 8.31am today to Wimbledon after reports of a disturbance on a train to Waterloo. Passengers evacuated themselves onto the tracks. BTP attended and are carrying out enquiries at present. No one was injured and no arrests have been made.”
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