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Man dramatically arrested in Melbourne after ‘making racist threats and claiming to have a gun’ 

  • Man allegedly made racist threats and claimed to have gun on Melbourne tram
  • Witnesses said man, in 30s, shouted abuse and threatened to ‘shoot everyone’
  • One witness police demanded man ‘get on the ground’ as they drew their guns 

A man has been dramatically taken down by police after allegedly making racist threats and claiming to have a gun on a busy Melbourne tram. 

Terrified witnesses said the man, in his 30s, shouted abuse and threatened to ‘shoot everyone’ on the 109 tram just before 1pm on Friday.  

Photos from the scene showed heavily armed police surround the man before arresting him on Collins Street.

One witness said police drew their guns and demanded the man ‘get on the ground’.

A man has been dramatically taken down by police after allegedly making racist threats and claiming to have a gun on a busy Melbourne tram

‘I looked down the barrel of the gun as I was walking past. It was pretty freaky,’ he told the Herald Sun.

‘My heart was beating pretty fast, but my first response was to pull out my phone and start filming while this woman [police officer] had her assault rifle out.

‘There were three or four officers in full vested outfit, they had assault rifles and were waiting for this guy to get down on his stomach.’

The man was searched but no weapon was found.  

More to come.  

Photos from the scene showed heavily armed police surround the man before arresting him on Collins Street

Photos from the scene showed heavily armed police surround the man before arresting him on Collins Street

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