Train passenger threatens man with knife
Terrifying row between two train passengers on the Sydenham line is caught on camera, showing one man just centimetres away from being stabbed in the face. 7 News exclusivePT1M9S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2zuht 620 349 December 23, 2013
Shocking footage has emerged of a man being threatened at knifepoint on a Melbourne train.
The ten second clip shows two men in the midst of an argument on the Sydenham line train as it pulls into a station, with one man standing in the aisle and holding a homemade knife just inches from the other man's face.
He repeatedly tells the other man to be quiet, lashing out at the other man with his free hand and covering the man's face. At one point he makes a stabbing motion with the knife.
The footage, which was obtained by Channel Seven, was filmed by passenger Ryland Larbey as he sat just metres away from the two men.
He said he feared the seated man would be stabbed.
‘‘It’s kind of worrying to have that happen on the way home and have no protection from the protective service officers, ’’ Mr Larbey said.
The argument is believed to have taken place on the Sydenham line around 8pm on Sunday, in front of about 20 other passengers.
The man was later arrested by PSOs when he got off the train at North Melbourne station.
A police spokeswoman said someone on the train must have called police.
It is believed both men got off the train at the same station and are known to one another.
The 44-year-old from North Melbourne is expected to be charged on summons with threatening to inflict serious injury and possessing a weapon.
Police are urging anyone who saw the alteraction to contact Crime Stoppers.