The incident happened yesterday evening
At least seven police vehicles rushed to the station shortly after 6.30pm yesterday, with officers from British Transport Police and the Met in attendance.
A police helicopter was also called out to search for the suspect, who it is believed had made his way onto the tracks in an attempt to escape.
CranhamSNT with @MPSUpminster @MPSHylands currently assisting BTP and dog units around Upminster train station looking for a male made off from Police Pcso 7125 EA #ActivelyLooking #StaySafe #2176EA #7127EA #7125EA pic.twitter.com/rKbmPNPESL
— Cranham Police (@MPSCranham) December 9, 2020
Officers congregated on platform six, near to the signal box.
A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “A thorough search of the station and the wider area was carried out. However, no trace of the suspect was found, and no further reports were received.”
A local police Twitter account confirmed no one was injured in the incident.
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