Ipswich Station closed as man arrested for possessing a firearm

Ipswich Station cordoned off after suspicious package found

British Transport Police has cordoned off an area outside Ipswich Train Station after a man was arrested under suspicion of possessing a firearm - Credit: Archant

Cordons were in place at Ipswich Station after a man was arrested under suspicion of possessing a firearm.

An area outside the station and a platform was blocked off and people were being safely escorted into and out of the station.

Ipswich Station cordoned off man arrested suspicion of possessing firearm

A cordon is in place around Ipswich Station after a man was arrested under suspicion of possessing a firearm - Credit: Shannon Smith

British Transport Police said: "Officers were called to Ipswich Station at 4pm after a suspicious package was reported. 

"The station was closed as a precaution while enquiries are ongoing and specialist officers assess the scene.

"Officers conducted a search of the station and nothing further was found."

The station has now reopened and train services are operating as normal.


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