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Man arrested after knife incident at Lewisham

At 20:26 today (2 April) officers from British Transport Police and Metropolitan Police were called to Lewisham station after reports of an altercation involving an attempted robbery and a man in possession of a knife.

Police officers were quickly on scene and detained a man. During the arrest of the male, a Taser device was drawn and deployed. The male was then arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in addition to attempted robbery and is being taken to custody.

There are no reports of serious injury and this incident is not currently believed to be terror related.

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 555 of 02/04/2019.

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