Metro trains brought to standstill in South Shields due to intoxicated passenger

The metro trains in South Shields were brought to a standstill this afternoon due to an intoxicated passenger.

Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 2:55 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 4:14 pm
Metro trains at standstill due to an emergency.

A spokesman for Tyne and Wear Metro said the trains were brought to a standstill today while they waited for police and an ambulance to deal with an incident.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police, said: "At about 2.30pm today police received a report of a man believed to be intoxicated on a Metro at South Shields Metro Station.

"Officers and ambulance attended the scene and in order to safeguard the man the trains were briefly stopped.

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"The man has been seen by paramedics but did not require hospital treatment."

The trains were quickly underway again.