Police lay charges over man armed with pistol on train – Granville

A man will appear in court today after allegedly being armed with a pistol on a train in Granville.

About 8am (Sunday 14 July 2019), two men aged – 35 and 55 – boarded a train at Redfern Railway Station.

Both men sat on the lower deck of the train, approximately three rows from each other.

The younger man began yelling and swearing at other commuters.

The 35-year-old man retrieved what is believed to be a firearm from his backpack and allegedly pointed it at the 55-year-old man.

The older man tackled the younger man to the ground. The younger man stood up and walked away into another carriage.

A short time later, officers from Cumberland Police Area Command were notified and attended Granville Railway Station where they spoke to and searched the 35-year-old man. As a result, no firearms were found.

The man was issued a move-on direction and released pending further inquiries.

With the assistance of CCTV evidence, police will allege the firearm was disposed of prior to officers arriving on scene.

Following further investigations, police attended a home on Morehead Road, Redfern and arrested the 35-year-old man about 12.30pm yesterday (Monday 2 September 2019).

He was taken to Mascot Police Station where he was charged with arm with intent to commit an indictable offence, possess unregistered firearm pistol, and affray.

He was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today (Tuesday 3 September 2019).

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