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Man brandishing knife in police stand-off at train station

Falkirk Grahamston was closed after the alarm was raised at at 8.50am on Thursday.

Falkirk: Police were called to the station.
Falkirk: Police were called to the station.

A train station had to be closed due to a man brandishing a knife.

Police were called to Falkirk Grahamston at 8.50am on Thursday following the alert.

Officers were in a stand-off with the 21-year-old man who was later taken to hospital.

Services between Edinburgh to Glasgow and Edinburgh to Dunblane were all affected.

Shoppers at the nearby Morrisons were also unable to get out of the store’s car park due to the incident.

Chief inspector Damian Armstrong said: “The safety of the public and our officers, as well as the man, was at the forefront of our response.

“We thank the public for their cooperation as local and specialist officers worked to bring this to a safe and peaceful conclusion.

“I want to reassure people that this is being treated as an isolated incident and there is no ongoing risk to the local community.”

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