Police tasered an armed trespasser who jumped on board a train in Peckham this afternoon.
The man ran along tracks before climbing onto the 12:45pm train from Beckenham Junction to London Bridge at Queens Road Peckham station.
Passengers praised the driver as some hid in the cab.
The driver of my @SouthernRailUK train to London bridge this afternoon handled the situation of a trespasser with a knife boarding the train so well! I applaud his calmness & making sure everyone was okay. He allowed a few of us to hide in his carriage as it did escalate
— Alexxx (@HeyItsAlexM) February 18, 2020
The suspect was tasered. Detective Superintendent Nicky Arrowsmith from the Central South Command Unit said: “This incident highlights the challenges that police officers confront on a daily basis.
“I am very proud of the courage and determination of all the officers involved, and pleased that their work helped ensure no member of the public suffered any harm.”