A man has been arrested on a tram in the CBD this afternoon after allegedly claiming to be carrying a gun and making racist threats.
The man was heard shouting that he would ‘shoot everyone’ as witnesses dialled 000.
Victoria Police went into lockdown as heavily armed police approached the 109 tram at the Collins/Elizabeth St stop. Guns were drawn as shocked onlookers watched the arrest unfold.
A weapon was not found when the man was searched and he is expected to undergo a mental health check.