Perth bus attack: Terrifying moment man charges at a bus with an axe as passengers scream in horror

Confronting footage has emerged of a man charging at a bus with an axe after he was ordered to get off.

The shocking incident occurred on a Transperth bus travelling between Fremantle and Murdoch in Perth on Thursday.

It's understood that the man got on the bus at Morley train station and began arguing with a woman he appeared to know.

Another passenger intervened and asked the man to get off, which sent him into a rage.

He then pulled out an axe and threatened fellow passengers, and was ordered to leave the bus.

A man allegedly struck the bus with an axe  during a terrifying journey on Thursday (pictured)

A man allegedly struck the bus with an axe  during a terrifying journey on Thursday (pictured)

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The man was then filmed running back towards the bus before he struck the side of the vehicle with the axe several times.

Petrified passengers were heard saying 'oh my God' while one yelled at the man to stop.

He then allegedly laid down in the middle of the road in front of the bus.

One passenger recalled feeling 'very scared' as the situation unfolded, Nine News reported.

CCTV footage from a nearby home showed the man eventually running into a park and disappearing into bushes.

WA Police has launched an investigation into incident and urged witnesses to come forward.

No charges have been laid.

After he was booted from the bus, the man attacked the vehicle with an axe

After he was booted from the bus, the man attacked the vehicle with an axe

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