Commuter horror as a man waves a gun at a train station in Sydney before the police take him to the ground – but everything is not what it seems
- A man was attacked by police officers after taking a fake machine gun to a train station
- The police stormed Sydney Central Station around 3 p.m. on Wednesday
- The station staff claimed that the man had pointed the plastic toy guns into the air
- The police first arrested him for security reasons before finding that it was a fake
Commuters were horrified to be left at a Sydney train station after a man waved a gun just to let the police find out it was a fake.
Civilian-clad and uniformed officers stormed platform five of the main train station around 3 p.m. on Wednesday after train personnel reported the man.
He is said to have been seen shooting the toy guns into the air while the passengers watched from a train.
Commuters were not allowed to enter the platform while the excitement continued.
At around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, plainclothes and uniforms were on site 5 of the main train station
Commuters were not allowed to enter the platform while the excitement continued
A witness wishing to remain anonymous was on his way to work when he saw several police officers attacking the man.
"The train guard said the guns made a sound that sounded like a taser was going off," he told Daily Mail Australia.
I saw police officers come in and attack him, and then he was sitting in the seats with all the police.
"The police didn't touch the gun until they took pictures of it and then broke it apart."
A spokeswoman for the New South Wales Police told Daily Mail Australia that the police first arrested the man for security reasons before discovering the gun was fake.
The spokeswoman said the toy gun was innocently bought by Paddy & # 39; s Markets and it is not yet known whether he will receive notification of an infringement.
Daily Mail Australia asked Sydney Trains for a comment.
The man was reportedly seen pointing the toy guns in the air while the passengers were watching from a train