Updated: 12/17/2013 02:50

Samurai man on train

Photos: Julian Lim and @swirlsof twitter

Photos: Julian Lim and @swirlsof twitter

Police have arrested a man who was clad in a samurai costume, and wielding a samurai sword onboard an MRT train today. 

The SMRT says the man had jumped the gate fare and boarded the train at Paya Lebar MRT Station at 12:30pm. 

And its staff alerted the police immediately. 

The man was arrested12:45pm, near Bugis MRT station. 

Investigations are ongoing. 

In a Facebook post, the SMRT says passenger safety is its priority, and it does not allow weapons to be brought onto its trains.

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