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Commuters stranded as women threatens to jump in front of train

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:10 05 October 2010

Hundreds of commuters were held up at an East End train station this morning when a woman threatened to jump in front of a train. Police managed to persuade the woman not to jump from the concourse above the tracks at All Saints DLR station in Poplar afte

Hundreds of commuters were held up at an East End train station this morning when a woman threatened to jump in front of a train.

Police managed to persuade the woman not to jump from the concourse above the tracks at All Saints DLR station in Poplar after being called to the station at 7.30am.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "The woman, who did not sustain any injuries as a result of the incident, was detained under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital."

Firefighters and a specialist rescue unit from Poplar and Millwall fire-stations,

along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service. were on stand-by during the incident. The station which closed during the incident re-opened at 8.19am.

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