September 18, 2015 / 9:09 PM / 5 years ago

More than 4,000 migrants came to Hungary from Croatia, train seized

A migrants holds a child while they leave a train after arriving at a train station in Magyarboly, Hungary, September 18, 2015. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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

Gyorgy Bakondi told reporters the Croatian train that shipped the refugees and migrants 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 migrants could come before the end of the day.

Reporting by Krisztina Than and Krisztina Fenyo; Editing by Alison Williams

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