Police are questioning a man who claimed to have left a hand grenade in a train carriage in the Blue Mountains this afternoon.
A police spokesman said the man, aged in his 30s, was making trouble at Mt Victoria station about 1.55pm today.
He told police that he had left his backpack and a hand grenade on a train.
The spokesman said officers believe the man may have been affected by drugs or alcohol at the time.
After being subdued with capsicum spray by a police officer, the man was arrested and taken to Katoomba police station where he’s expected to be charged.
The train and station were evacuated, and searched by Blue Mountains Police Rescue and the Bomb Disposal Squad.
The Blue Mountains train line was partially closed between Lithgow and Katoomba in both directions for about two hours while the search was held.
Officers found the man’s backpack on the train, but there were no signs of a grenade and the all-clear was given around 4.10pm.
Train operations re-commenced about 4.30pm.
A Transport Management Centre spokeswoman said there were lengthy delays on the train line following the incident and passengers were advised to delay their travel to the area or make alternative arrangements.
Police investigations continue.
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