Mr Hancock’s spokesman said: “Both the Transport for London staff and the British Transport Police have been fantastic and the man has since been arrested.”
He added “this kind of behavior is rare” and stressed the “importance of stopping unsubstantiated disinformation that is doing so much damage”.
“Matt would like to express his gratitude to TfL and the British Transport Police for their outstanding work,” the spokesman added.
At some point during the exchange, which was filmed and posted online, the suspect challenges Mr. Hancock to lock, labeling him a “murderer”.
After getting off the train, he appears to follow the MP, who turns around and accuses him of pushing him.
Mr Hancock was forced to resign as health minister in June 2021 when it emerged he had allegedly breached social distancing rules while having an affair with his adviser Gina Coladangelo.
He had the Tory whip removed after announcing he was taking part in the ITV reality TV show while the Commons were still sitting, and has since announced his decision to stand out of parliament at the next election.