Ipswich: Armed Police Called To Ipswich Station

3 January 2013, 17:51 | Updated: 3 January 2013, 17:58

Armed police have searched a train in Ipswich after reports of a man with a gun.

Suffolk Police have told Heart they were called to reports of a man with a handgun at Bury St Edmunds getting on a train to Ipswich.

They sent officers to Needham Market and Ipswich train stations but didn't find a man matching the description or the gun.

Suffolk Police have released the following statement:

"Suffolk Police were called just before 3:10pm this afternoon, Thursday 3 January to a report of a man seen at Bury St Edmunds train station with a handgun.

The man was said to be getting on a train to Ipswich and as a result officers, including armed response officers and a dog unit, were deployed to Ipswich train station.

Additional officers were sent to Needham Market station where the train was making a stop on its way.

Once it had arrived in Ipswich officers monitored the passengers getting off and then made a search of the train. The man was not located and no weapon was found.

Police received no further reports of a man with a weapon in train stations or on trains in the county.

Officers will continue to liaise with the British Transport Police in relation to this incident to try and ascertain exactly what has occurred."