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A man has been arrested after police were called to reports of a man with a knife at Melksham Railway Station this afternoon.
Wiltshire Police reports, “We received a number of calls at around 2.45pm today (Tuesday 6th August) 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.”