Police incident in Falkirk disrupts rail travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow

Officers are at the scene. Picture: TSPL
Officers are at the scene. Picture: TSPL
Share this article
Have your say

Officers were called to Falkirk Grahamston train station following 'concern for the wellbeing of a man'.

Police Scotland received a call at 8.50am today and were in attendance at the station until around 1pm.

A man, 21, has since been taken to hospital.

There were reports that a male was seen with a knife and that he had made his way to a car park outside the Morrisons supermarket.

READ MORE: John Leslie in Edinburgh to face sexual assault accusation in court

It is understood customers were being kept inside as specialist teams tried to engage with the man.

Rail services between the Capital and Glasgow were heavily affected by the incident.

ScotRail tweeted: " The police have dealt with the incident and have now cleared the station. Arrangements are now being made to reinstate services, but delays and cancellations may still be experienced."

Services between Edinburgh and Glasgow, via Cumbernauld, and Edinburgh to Dunblane were affected.

Travellers were advised to visit the ScotRail Twitter feed for alternative arrangements, which included shuttle buses and services using FirstBus East.

READ MORE: Thousands of well-wishers send Edinburgh fundraising hero Tom Gilzean 'get well soon' messages after tram track fall

Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong, Local Area Commander for Falkirk, 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 co-operation 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."