Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Wisconsin man charged with shooting of Amtrak conductor

Wisconsin man charged with shooting of Amtrak conductor

Bond has been set at $1.5 million for the Wisconsin man accused of shooting an Amtrak conductor in IL earlier this week, according to DuPage County officials.

79-year-old Edward Klein, of West Allis, is charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm.

Bond for Klein was set at $1.5 million.

He was aboard an Amtrak train that left Kansas City for Chicago about 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to prosecutors.

According to the police officials, who made a statement right after the incident got over, and this statement says that a person recognized as an old train conductor got shot in the stomach by a passenger. Klein allegedly pulled out a handgun and reached out of the window of the train and shot the conductor, who was on the platform.

Klein tried to escape through the train window after shooting Case, but other passengers held him down until police arrived, according to prosecutors.

"I would like to recognize the courageous acts of the passengers who restrained the suspect until police arrived, preventing him from possibly inflicting more harm", Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall said in the statement.

The conductor, 45, was seriously injured.

Although he had a clean record, prosecutors said newspaper clippings in his apartment indicated he has a fascination with police-involved shootings. DuPage County State's Attorney Robert B. Berlin said.

Klein's next court appearance is scheduled for June 12th. He remained in intensive care as of Friday morning.

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