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Police arrest bus passenger seen with knife

Police have arrested a man found carrying a knife while on a bus (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

A man found on a bus with a knife has been arrested, police said yesterday.

Officers were called to a crash involving a bus near Chapel Road, Paget, on Tuesday, when they were told a male passenger had a knife.

A police spokesman said: “As passengers disembarked the bus, officers were alerted there was a male who allegedly had a knife in his possession, on board.

“Officers approached the suspect and saw that he was holding a knife in his right hand.

“The suspect who was disarmed without incident, used threatening words to police during the ensuing arrest.”

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell said: “Here we see what can be achieved when the community and police work together.

“Information shared with us has led to the arrest and subsequent charging of this suspect for offences committed under the Criminal Code Act 1907.”

The Criminal Code Act gives officers permission to stop and search anyone whom they believe may be carrying a bladed article of any kind.