Man ‘wielding machete on train station platform’ tasered and held on suspicion of attempted murder 

Man 'wielding machete on train station platform' tasered and held on suspicion of attempted murder 

A man said to be carrying a machete has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder by police who used a taser at a south London train station.

Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) and the Metropolitan Police were called to Tulse Hill station just after 6.30pm on Monday after reports of a man with a knife.

Officers discharged a Taser as they detained a man on the platform at the station, BTP said.

The man, 59, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon, the force added.

Police said there were no reported injuries and the incident was not believed to be terror-related.

Conor Fortune said he was on a Thameslink train travelling away from central London at Tulse Hill station when he heard a male voice “shouting quite loudly”.

The train conductor then told passengers not to get off because there was “a dangerous man on the platform”, he said.

The 39-year-old, from south-west London, said: “After several minutes of being sat on the platform, the driver announced that we were being held and she shut the doors as a precaution, and advised nobody to get off as there was ‘a dangerous man on the platform’.

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