Police looking for man impersonating officer on Metrolink trains

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis Police are investigating an incident involving a man impersonating a police officer on a Metrolink train.  They say a 36-year-old man dressed as a police officer was trying to remove people from a train on June 29th.  The suspect is described as a white male.  Police say he is not from the St. Louis area.

According to information obtained by Fox 2, the man was dressed wearing a blue t-shirt that read “St. Louis Police” and was armed with a pistol. He attempted to remove someone from the train, and contacted Wellston police for assistance. Wellston Police arrived and the man walked away from police and disappeared. Our sources indicate the individual being sought has been previously arrested for impersonating an officer, and is currently on probation for similar charges.

Fox 2 spoke with Metro regarding the incident, and they released the following statement:

“We are cooperating fully with law enforcement to apprehend the suspect. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.”

Police are not releasing the suspect’s name at this time because he has not yet been charged with a crime.