22 March 2024

Two in court after allegedly abusing and threatening train staff and passengers in Wagga

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Wagga Wagga Local Court

Two people faced Wagga Wagga Local Court after allegedly causing an altercation on a train in Wagga. Photo: Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

A man and woman have been charged after they allegedly abused and threatened staff and passengers on a train at Wagga Wagga.

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

Riverina Police District officers were called to Wagga Wagga Train Station at about 12:30 pm on Thursday (21 March), and arrested a 27-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, who were passengers on a train travelling between Melbourne and Sydney.

Police allege 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.

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The pair 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 possessing/using a prohibited weapon without a permit.

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

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