Man arrested in Lancaster after threatening to infect train guard with COVID-19

The train guard was allegedly threatened by a passenger onboard a train travelling from Windermere to Lancaster yesterday evening (May 28).

By Matthew Calderbank
Monday, 1st June 2020, 10:43 am
The man was arrested at Lancaster railway station yesterday evening (May 28). Pic: Google
The man was arrested at Lancaster railway station yesterday evening (May 28). Pic: Google

Officers with British Transport Police (BTP) were made aware of the alleged threats made towards a train guard onboard a Northern service from Windermere to Lancaster at around 3pm.

The male passenger had allegedly threatened to punch a train guard and infect him with COVID-19 shortly after the service departed from Windermere.

The incident was reported to BTP and officers attended Lancaster railway station to await the train's arrival.

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As the man left the train, he was met by officers who detained him before arresting him.

He has since been charged with Threatening Behaviour and remanded in custody.

He is due to appear at court this morning (Friday, May 29).