Man held on suspicion of attempted murder at train station

A man said to be carrying a knife has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder by police who used a taser at a south London train station.

Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) and the Metropolitan Police were called to Tulse Hill station just after 6.30pm on Monday after reports of a man with a knife.

Officers discharged a taser as they detained a man on the platform at the station, BTP said.

The man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Police said there were no reported injuries and the incident was not believed to be terror-related.

Any witnesses should contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 478 of 14/01/2019.