Panicked passengers on a train just outside Wimbledon station, southwest London, forced open the doors of their carriage and ran onto the tracks.
Ian O’Sullivan, 42, who was in the same carriage as the passenger, told the Guardian that a man with a rucksack began reading what appeared to be extracts from the Old Testament, when the train stopped at a red light outside the south-west London rail station.
He said: “He was quite well spoken and calm.
“He said ‘Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to talk to you about something and that something is the word of the Lord, Jesus Christ. He’s here to heal your sins. The Bible tells you that homosexuality is a sin and sex before marriage is a sin. You need to repent’.”
O’Sullivan said he didn’t feel threatened by the man but others started pushing and shoving, before another passenger told the man that he was scaring people.
He added: “It suddenly became a Chinese whisper and [there was] panic.”
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