Arrest after incident on train, WA

Central Metropolitan Response East officers arrested a 23 year old man on Thursday 9 February 2017 in relation to several incidents.

It will be alleged around 3:30pm on Thursday the 9th of February 2017, the man was on a public train heading towards the Midland station. Nearing the end of the journey the man has committed an indecent act in front of a female passenger, WA Police say.

It is further alleged the man assaulted a Transit Guard who approached him. The man was restrained by the guard and other passengers on the train, at which point he grabbed onto the beard of an assisting civilian and refused to let go, ripping out chunks of the beard.

On arrival at the Midland train station it is alleged the man continued to lash out and kicked another train passenger. Police arrived and arrested the man.

The 23 year old man from Midland has been charged with:-

•Indecent Act;

•Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm;

•Two counts of Common Assault;

•Obstruct Public Officers;


•Aggravated Burglary and Commit Offence in a Dwelling and


He is due to appear before the Midland Magistrates Court today, 10 February 2017.

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