7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Shot fired at train

(The following article by Leslie Wood was posted on the Gallup Independent website on May 28.)

GALLUP, N.M. -- A single shot was fired at a BNSF train on Friday morning and shattered portions of the locomotive's double-paned windshield.

The train was traveling eastbound just under the Highway 118 overpass near Mile Marker 8, when the conductor reportedly saw a group of about five teenagers standing near the tracks. One of the individuals fired a shot at the train, which punctured the first pane of the windshield.

No injuries were reported. The train continued eastbound, following the shooting, to the Gallup rail yard. New Mexico State Police responded to the scene and the Window Rock Police Department will file a back-up report about the shooting. Sheriff's deputies also responded to the original call for assistance.

"I am concerned about it," Under Sheriff John Yearley said. "When you hear about something like this, you automatically think of the Beltway Shooter and incidents like that."

A BNSF police officer said the department is offering a reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a suspect. BNSF officials can be reach at 1-800-832-5452.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

Union leaders criticize precision scheduled railroading
Opinion: U.S. freight customers increasingly taxed by higher rail rates
North Dakota man arrested for allegedly firing shots at BNSF train
KCS to release Q2 2019 earnings on July 19
CSX EVP Goldman sells $556,500 in company stock
BNSF fire train assists firefighters in Washington state
Volunteers say thank you to Hoosier State train crews with makeover of Amtrak garden
Slug shorts out huge section of Japanís high-speed railway
RRB issues statements of service (Form BA-6)
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines