MRT temporarily shut down to apprehend track intruder

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  • Thursday, 28 Sep 2017

The Intruder being apprehended by security.

PETALING JAYA: The MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line was temporarily shut down Thursday evening after a man ran onto the train track area.

It is believed that the line was shut down temporarily for about an hour Thursday evening during peak hours.

"There was an intrusion @ MRT SBK alignment near Kwasa D'sara and power had to be temporarily shut down for safety and to apprehend intruder," it said in a tweet.

A Prasarana spokesman explained that the track also had to be swept to ensure there were no other intruders, further extending the shutdown.

RapidKL also tweeted that police had taken quick action and were investigating the incident.

"Swift action by our operation colleagues and auxiliary police apprehended the intruder. Investigation is ongoing. Sorry for the inconvenience caused," it said.

The company also noted that its operation team had checked and cleared the track for safety.

"Intruder apprehended by security. Train service resuming. Thank you," it said.

The company also tweeted a photo of three police officers apprehending a man.

Later, RapidKL noted that train service had resumed between Mutiara to Sentral area.

"Other areas train are moving slightly slower. We are sending more trains to ease crowd. Train service for the entire line resuming. We thank you for your patience," it said.

The spokesman reminded the public not to enter the track for whatsoever reason, adding that the incident had disrupted the travel of many other commuters.

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