Tulse Hill station: Man with machete Tasered

A machete-wielding man was Tasered on a railway station platform as “terrified” rush hour commuters looked on.

Police pinned the man – filmed waving a “massive” blade at Tulse Hill station in South London – to the ground shortly after 18:30 GMT on Monday.

Witnesses described “chaos” as he chased people with the weapon.

A 59-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possessing an offensive weapon, police said.

One witness @Vikjas85 tweeted: “Man at Tulse Hill Station with a massive machete just been Tasered by the police.”

BTP said there were no reported injuries and the incident was not believed to be terror-related.

The arrest comes on the day Sadiq Khan announced Lambeth Council leader Lib Peck as the director of his new Violence Reduction Unit.

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