More than 200 people have been arrested after a brawl broke out on a train in Brisbane’s CBD on Friday night.
Key points:The brawl broke up in the train carriagesThe station was evacuatedThe station is closed while police investigate the incidentPolice are investigating whether the brawl was racially motivatedPolice are appealing for witnessesThe fight broke up when a group of men got into an argument with another group of people and got on a carriages.
The incident happened at around 10:30pm (AEDT) on Friday at the station near the Brisbane CBD.
The brawl involved some people fighting on the train.
“It’s a terrible thing that’s happened, and it’s a horrible thing to happen on our roads,” Police Commissioner Shane Patton said.
“There’s no doubt that there are people that are involved in this that are very dangerous.”
A police officer in a cruiser and an officer on foot took the lead in the chase.
“We don’t know the details of the attack but we’re going to be working with the NSW Department of Transport and the Queensland Ambulance Service to get people off the train and off the tracks,” he said.
Mr Patton said the train had to be evacuated.
“A number of people on the platform got up and left, so there was a large number of police and police officers that were at the scene at the time,” he told 7.30.
“Police have taken over the area to try and get as many people off of the train as possible.”
Police said the brawl involved people fighting in the carriages on the Brisbane-Brisbane Central line, which runs through the CBD.
“The group of males involved in the altercation, which is a group, were caught on CCTV assaulting a woman in the carriage,” a spokesperson for the Queensland Transport Safety Bureau (QTSB) said in a statement.
“Witnesses have confirmed the altercation occurred on the carriage at the Brisbane Airport.”
In the meantime, police continue to investigate the altercation and are appealing to anyone with information about this incident to come forward.
“The station has been evacuated while police are investigating the incident.