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Man arrested following knife incident at Dartford

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Shortly before 12.45pm today (18 January) officers from British Transport Police and Kent Police were called to Dartford station after reports of a man in possession of a large knife. 

Police officers were quickly on scene and detained a man on the platforms of the station.

A 23-year-old man (no further details at present) was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, he is being taken to custody. There are no reported injuries. 

During the arrest a Taser device was drawn but not deployed.

Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 231 of 18/01/2019.

This incident is not currently believed to be terror related.

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