Police Charge Two After Affray On Train At Wagga Wagga

Police have arrested and charged a man and woman after they allegedly abused and threatened staff and passengers on a train at Wagga Wagga yesterday.

Officers attached to Riverina Police District were called to Wagga Wagga Train Station about 12.30pm (Thursday 21 March 2024), and arrested a 27-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, who were passengers on a train travelling between Melbourne and Sydney.

They were initially taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital for assessment and treatment of minor stab wounds, before being released into the custody of police and taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station.

The man, from Beerwah in Queensland, has been charged with affray, common assault, and custody of a knife in a public place.

The woman, from Erskineville, has been charged with affray, custody of a knife in a public place, and possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

They were refused bail overnight to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court today (Friday 22 March 2024).

Police will allege in court a folding utility knife and electronic stun device were allegedly taken from the woman’s possession, while a pair of scissors was taken from the man.

Two staff members and several passengers – including several elderly people and small children – witnessed the incident but, while distressed, were not injured.

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