Victoria Station
A large area of the concourse was cordoned off as police contained the situation.Twitter

A man held a knife to his throat and threatened to take his own life at Victoria station this afternoon. (20 June)

Shocked commuters posted images of the chaotic scenes at one of London's busiest stations, as police officers surrounded the unidentified man.

A large section of the concourse was cordoned off by British Transport police. They arrested the man, who is now in custody.

A spokesman said: "A man in his 30s was arrested and remains in custody for an incident on the concourse of Victoria Station. No one was injured in the incident shortly before 6pm."

Commuters posted pictures of the incident on social media which clearly show the man holding a large knife to his throat as he stands inside restaurant Caffee Ritazza at the central London overground station.

Matt Clements wrote 'Victoria Station Man with machete held to his neck is threatening to kill himself. Police everywhere."

Charlotte Kandel wrote: "So apparently someone with a knife at @CaffeRitazza forcing half of Victoria station into lockdown."

Paisley ‏Rainbell added: "Victoria station update: man with 12inch knife at coffee shop, threatened to kill himself."

The images show police officers attempting to calm the man down. The incident caused delays to travellers heading home for the weekend.