Printer Friendly

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 64 46 N/A N/A N/A N/A Police arrest man after train is evacuated in bomb hoax terror.

Byline: TONY LARNER Head of News tony.larner@trinitymirror.com

A MAN has been arrested after allegedly making a bomb threat on a train which was evacuated by police.

Hinckley train station was temporarily closed after the drama began shortly after 1.30pm yesterday afternoon.

British Transport Police were called to investigate a "suspicious package" on the train, which was reportedly travelling to Birmingham New Street.

One passenger tweeted: "Just had to evacuate site, some man threatened to kill everyone on a train at Hinckley train station armed police everywhere."

A 32-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of communicating false information alleging the presence of a bomb.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "We were called to Hinckley station at 1.31pm today following reports of a security alert on board a train.

"As a precaution, the train was evacuated whilst enquiries were made.

A 32-year-been suspicion communicating information presence "A suspicious item which was on board the train has been examined and found to not be suspicious.

Police "The station has reopened and officers and rail staff are working to resume train services. The public are thanked for their patience.

"A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of communicating false information alleging the presence of a bomb. He has been taken to custody whilst enquiries continues.

"Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to get in touch by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 239 of 20/09/2017."

old man has arrested on of false alleging the of a bomb.

A cordon was thrown around the station while BTP officers checked the package. It has been confirmed that the package did not contain anything suspicious.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of communicating false information alleging the presence of a bomb. Police

CAPTION(S):

Trains at Birmingham's New Street station

COPYRIGHT 2017 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2017 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Sep 21, 2017
Words:315
Previous Article:Rebecca crashes and burns on MasterChef.
Next Article:Battling Bears show they do have the stomach for a fight; cricket.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters