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Armed police have been at Ashford station this afternoon following reports of train passengers with a gun.
The officers were scrambled to search a train from Ramsgate to London at just after 4pm.
But neither the suspects or weapons were found and a manhunt continues this evening.
The alarm was raised when police were told people on the train had a firearm and ammunition.
British Transport Police said its officers were joined by an armed response team from Kent Police.
A BTP spokesman said: "Following a full search of the train, no suspects were found.
"Inquiries continue to locate the persons, including use of the CCTV system within the station."
The train was the 3.40pm Ramsgate to London Charing Cross service.
Commuters reported seeing armed police at the station and delays to services.
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