Train passenger charged with making terrorist threat

NIVERVILLE—A man who allegedly threatened to harm fellow passengers on an Amtrak train was arrested by State Police, February 12.

Columbia County 911 dispatched State Police from Kinderhook to the County Route 28B railroad crossing at 5 p.m.

Investigators and troopers boarded the train and removed the passenger identified as William D. Wood, 32, of Winthrop, MA, following a brief struggle.

The train was traveling from Boston, MA, to Albany and was delayed for about 45 minutes while the investigation was conducted.

No Amtrak passengers or employees were injured during the incident.

Mr. Wood was charged with second degree menacing and making a terroristic threat. He was arraigned before Kinderhook Town Justice David Dellehunt and sent to the Columbia County Jail.

Amtrak Police Department officers were present and assisted with the investigation.


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