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Bury St Edmunds train services disrupted after police incident involving man with machete

Two men have been arrested following an incident at Bury St Edmunds Railway Station.

Police officers had cause to stop and search two men shortly before 1pm today (July 11) within the station on Station Hill.

One of the men resisted arrest and ran onto the railway tracks.

Bury St Edmunds train station
Bury St Edmunds train station

Trains were suspended temporarily while officers dealt with the incident and the man, who was found to be in possession of a machete, was detained.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife/ bladed article and aggravated burglary in connection with a separate incident.

The two men have been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Greater Anglia said: "Following trespassers on the railway earlier today at Bury St Edmunds all lines have now reopened.

"Train services running through this station are returning to normal but some services may still be delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised.

"Disruption is expected until 2pm."

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