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British Transport Police attend a 'suicidal person' at Maidstone Barracks train station

Railway officials say the situation is now "under control" following reports of a "suicidal person" at a train station.

British Transport Police (BTP) and a police helicopter scrambled to Maidstone Barracks after receiving reports of a distressed passenger at the station.

A spokesperson for Southeastern said: "There was some disruption at Maidstone Barracks following reports a suicidal person was in the area.

Police and a Network Rail response vehicle are at the station (11524047)
Police and a Network Rail response vehicle are at the station (11524047)
Police and a Network Rail response vehicle are at the station (11524051)
Police and a Network Rail response vehicle are at the station (11524051)

"We received a report of a distressed passenger at 2.10pm this afternoon. British Transport Police attended and the situation was resolved by 2.45pm.

"There is no disruption to train services."

BTP has been contact for further details.

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