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Man wielding metal pole frightens passengers trapped on Seaford line express train in Adelaide

Horrifying moment man screaming ‘I will f*** you up’ while wildly swinging a metal pole terrorises train passengers for FIFTEEN minutes before security arrive despite multiple calls for help

  • Passengers were trapped on an Adelaide train with man wielding a metal bar
  • Commuters watched on as he hurled abuse and made threatening gestures 
  • The 15-minute ordeal didn’t end until Seaford line express train reached the city 
  • South Australia Police later fined the man in his 40s with disorderly conduct  


A man wielding a metal bar during a fit of rage has terrified passengers trapped on a busy Adelaide train. 

The man in his 40s was filmed yelling and swinging a metal bar while blocking the corridor of a Seaford line express train heading to the city on Saturday. 

Jan McGinley, a witness onboard the train, said passengers watched on in fear as the man made threatening gestures with the weapon towards other commuters. 

A man wielding a metal bar during a fit of rage on an express train in Adelaide has terrified trapped passengers on Saturday (pictured)

‘If they got up they might have gotten attacked because this man was literally swinging a weapon at these people,’ he told Nine News. 

‘He was threatening violence saying “I will f*** you up, I’ll f*** you guys up”.’ 

Terrified passengers were stuck on board the express train with the violent man for another 15 minutes before security intervened. 

‘They were scared and basically ready to defend themselves at any point because this man was swinging punches, swinging arms, elbows, you name it,’ Mr McGinley said.

The witness pushed the emergency help button out of concern for an elderly woman who was sitting nearby.

But the frightening ordeal was not over until the train finally approached the city with security waiting at the platform. 

Police eventually caught up with the man on a nearby street and established he didn’t threaten any passengers on board the train.  

He was issued a fine for disorderly conduct.  

Commuters endured a frightening 15 minute ordeal until the express train approached a platform in the city where security guards were waiting

Commuters endured a frightening 15 minute ordeal until the express train approached a platform in the city where security guards were waiting 

The man in his 40s was later fined by police for disorderly conduct after officers found he did not threaten passengers

The man in his 40s was later fined by police for disorderly conduct after officers found he did not threaten passengers

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