Hungary seizes train bringing 4,000 refugees from Croatia

Hungarian authorities seize train bringing 4,000 refugees into country from Croatia, disarm 40 police officers escorting train

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Refugees bound for Germany and northern Europe on a train in Hungary.

Hungarian authorities seized a train bringing refugees into the country from Croatia, disarmed 40 police on board and detained the driver on Friday after over 4,000 refugees arrived across their border, the head of the Hungarian disaster unit said.

Gyorgy Bakondi told reporters the Croatian train that shipped the refugees and refugees to Magyarboly came without any prior notice, like the rest of the new arrivals coming on other trains and on buses.

Hungary registered and disarmed the 40 police who escorted the train, he said according to a video posted on M1 state television's website.

Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said the incident "raised the suspicion of the violation of the border", a separate video of HirTv showed.

Bakondi said another 1,000-1,200 more refugees could come before the end of the day.