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Date: 06 August 2019

Man arrested after officers called to knife incident at Melksham Railway Station

A man was arrested after police were called to reports of someone with a knife at Melksham Railway Station on teh 6th August.

We received a number of calls at around 2.45pm (6/8/19) about a man who had been acting in a threatening and aggressive manner and shouting at members of the public while waving a small knife around.

Wiltshire Police officers attended the railway station and apprehended the man.

A 44-year-old man from Devizes has been arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of a bladed article.

Superintendent Mark Sellers said: “These officers acted swiftly and bravely, putting themselves in potential danger to protect the public.

“Thankfully nobody was injured and this incident was resolved safely – but we know it could have been a very different story.

“I would also like to commend the members of the public who called us, providing us with a detailed description of the suspect, while keeping themselves and others safe.”

The incident will now be investigated by British Transport Police and they have appealed for witnesses.

A spokesman said: "Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 328 of 06/08/19."
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