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Armed police stop train after fears 'suspicious' man is on board

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Armed police forced a passenger train in south Wales to halt and ordered everyone off as they searched for a man who had been acting suspiciously.

South Wales Police say they stopped the 7.12pm service between Pontypridd to Aberdare at Mountain Ash as a "precautionary measure" yesterday evening.

It followed reports that a man had been behaving suspiciously in the Broadway area of Pontypridd at around 7pm.

Passengers were made to disembark the carriages - but no-one matching the suspect's description was found and the service was allowed to continue.

Efforts to trace the man are ongoing. The episode is not being linked to terrorism