ISIS terrorists have claimed responsibility for planting the object, originally believed by workmen to be a bomb, which led to the evacuation of the rail station this morning.
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi hailed the events as a major victory in a video released online today.
He said: “Cambridge, the capital of prostitution and obscenity, the headquarters of the British infidels. Today you have faced your reckoning! We have left this small bullet in your train station as divine retribution for your infinite blasphemies!
“This morning God’s holy warriors secured the temporary closure of the West Cornwall Pasty Company stall and also ensured minor delays to the 09:58 service from London Liverpool Street. Your Western democracy is on its knees!”
A statement on the ISIS Twitter feed read: “We have struck at the heart of your country’s infrastructure and now we will rid Cambridge of idolatrous practices, crushing those who attend wicked ‘bops’ and partake in single-sex college marriages.
“We shall destroy the West! Your leaders shall kneel before our tiny ammunition!”
Security services have released an image of the alleged perpetrator, taken from social media, which shows a bearded man brandishing an AK47 and a photograph of Cambridge academic Mary Beard.
Today’s foiled attack comes after a rogue ISIS operative attempted to photobomb a large group of tourists on King’s Parade last week.
Police are yet to confirm whether recent events are connected to the bomb-scare last June when an underground terror cell called off an attack on Jesus Green after students campaigned to change the name of Suicide Sunday to May Week Sunday.