Police detain an armed man at Altrincham Metrolink Station


Police were called today (Jan 12) to reports that a man was seen with a knife at Altrincham Metrolink Station.

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The man had boarded a tram when officers got to him, he was detained after a brief struggle then arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

Police want to reassure the public that this was an isolated incident and that the weapon has now been recovered and the man is in custody.

Depending on the circumstances anyone carrying an offensive weapon could get a 4-year sentence and a maximum of £5000 fine.

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