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Melbourne Train Evacuated Over Gun Case Reports, Turns Out To Be Sports Duffel Bag

A Melbourne train station was evacuated over reports of a possible gun sighting, only for police to discover it was a busker's sports bag.

Police responded to reports a man was allegedly carrying a firearm bag on a train at Flagstaff on Thursday.

Heavily armed officers were seen arriving at the station and entering a platform at around 8.30am.

Police evacuated the train and train station during the peak hour commute  and asked everyone to avoid the area.

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“Due to a police request in the city loop, all trains will run direct to/from Flinders Street until further notice," Public Transport Victoria said at the time.   

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The area was searched and has now been cleared by police.

"We have then spoken to the person who was acting suspiciously," a Victorian Police spokesperson said.

"There was no risk, he was a local busker that was there to play an instrument in town."

Trains have since resumed.