Armed police swarm Melbourne train station after ‘a man is spotted with a gun’ 

Chaos erupted in Melbourne’s morning commute as armed police swarm a train station after a man was reportedly spotted with a gun.

Armed police stormed Flagstaff Train Station in the city’s centre on Thursday morning, causing massive delays on train lines across the city. 

Police moved passengers away from the area and asked everyone to avoid the station as the searched the station. 

Victoria Police (pictured) responded to an incident at Flagstaff train station in the city's centre on Thursday

Victoria Police (pictured) responded to an incident at Flagstaff train station in the city's centre on Thursday

Victoria Police (pictured) responded to an incident at Flagstaff train station in the city’s centre on Thursday 

Police in riot gear search Flagstaff train station on Thursday morning

Police in riot gear search Flagstaff train station on Thursday morning

Police in riot gear search Flagstaff train station on Thursday morning

Commuters were told by a train driver someone had been spotted with a firearm on Thursday morning

Commuters were told by a train driver someone had been spotted with a firearm on Thursday morning

Commuters were told by a train driver someone had been spotted with a firearm on Thursday morning

Commuters were told by a train driver a person was spotted with a firearm. Police are yet to confirm details.

People at the scene reported the officers have surrounded platforms three and four. 

A witness told 3AW police were not letting anyone in or out of the train station. 

Hundreds of passengers were stranded as all trains stopped running to Flagstaff as police searched area. 

However, the City Loop service resumed running by 9.10am after police declared the area safe, according to Metro Train.

In a statement, police said they would continue to investigate the incident, however at this time there was no ongoing threat to the community.

‘Police will remain in the area today to speak with any members of the public who may have concerns.’

Hundreds of commuters were left stranded as the city loop service stopped running while police searched Flagstaff Station

Hundreds of commuters were left stranded as the city loop service stopped running while police searched Flagstaff Station

Hundreds of commuters were left stranded as the city loop service stopped running while police searched Flagstaff Station

Armed police were seen surrounding the train station on Thursday morning

Armed police were seen surrounding the train station on Thursday morning

Armed police were seen surrounding the train station on Thursday morning

Victoria Police have confirmed they are responding to an incident at Flagstaff train station

Victoria Police have confirmed they are responding to an incident at Flagstaff train station

Victoria Police have confirmed they are responding to an incident at Flagstaff train station 

Commuters have been left stranded as police search the area

Commuters have been left stranded as police search the area

Commuters have been left stranded as police search the area

 

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