A Peacehaven teenager has been arrested after a security alert at Brighton Station this morning.
Police had first tried to make contact with the 17-year-old boy yesterday evening after concern was expressed about his welfare, and possible harmful chemicals in his possession.
He was not there, but was later arrested at 3.45am this morning at Brighton Station.
A bag he was carrying was cordoned off and the bomb squad was called.
A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “Police went to an address in Collingwood Close, Peacehaven, on Wednesday, 11 March at 7.20pm after concern had been expressed for the welfare of a 17-year-old boy living there who was reported to have been in possession of a quantity of chemicals which had the potential to harm him.
“Officers entered the property but nobody was present.
“The bag was found to contain some chemicals which were all contained separately and were not mixed or considered to be dangerous. There were no explosives and this is not a firearms or a terrorist incident.
Odd to have the Navy bomb squad channelling passengers through one entrance at Brighton station this morning. Know why @SouthernRailUK ?
— Learn On The Train (@learnonthetrain) March 12, 2015
Bomb Disposal Unit at #Brighton station this morning. Well, that woke me up.
— Jo Sutherland (@JoSuthers) March 12, 2015
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