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Two arrests near Petts Wood station as man spotted wielding 'huge machete'

PUBLISHED: 09:15 07 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:02 07 June 2017

Petts Wood station access

Petts Wood station access

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The arrests were made yesterday (Tuesday) evening

Two teenagers are in police custody after witnesses reported seeing a man with “a huge machete” near Petts Wood train station on Tuesday.

Just after 6pm, police stopped two boys in a vehicle near the station off Queensway.

A spokesperson from Met Police said: “Two 17-year-old males were subsequently arrested, one on suspicion of a drug related offence and another for possession of an offence weapon.

“They are currently in custody at a south London police station.

“The arrests that were made have no connection to any terrorist activity or investigation.”

Footage from the scene appeared to show three plain-clothed police officers escorting a tall man next to nearby railway tracks.

The tall man appeared to be handcuffed and was being led away from the tracks by the trio.

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