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Man arrested in Whitechapel following rush hour incident at West Ham station

PUBLISHED: 10:46 29 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:46 29 September 2017

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A man has been arrested in Whitechapel following reports of a man with a knife at West Ham station during the evening rush hour.

Officers from British Transport Police, including firearms officers, conducted a search of the area around West Ham and Bromley-by-Bow stations yesterday afternoon.

Shortly afterwards, the Met Police were called to reports of a disturbance in Court Street, Whitechapel.

A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of two offensive weapons.

At this stage, both incidents are being linked.

Nobody was reported to be injured and the incidents are not believed to be terror related.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 405040. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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