Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Wisconsin retiree charged in shooting of Amtrak conductor

Wisconsin retiree charged in shooting of Amtrak conductor

ABC 7 in Chicago reported that the shooter, Edward Klein, is a retired federal law enforcement officer.

The Chicago Tribune reports Edward Klein appeared in bond court Friday on attempted murder and aggravated battery charges.

The 45-year-old Amtrak conductor was shot about 4:45 p.m.at the Naperville station at 105 Fourth Ave., according to Naperville police.

Klein stayed on the train, but decided he wanted to get off after the doors closed.

The release states that Edward Klein attempted to exit the train through the window, but he was detained by train personnel and Amtrak passengers.

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"I would like to recognize the fearless 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.

DuPage County State's Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Naperville Chief of Police Robert Marshall announced Friday that charges have been filed against a Wisconsin man for allegedly shooting an Amtrak conductor in Naperville on Tuesday.

Klein was taken into custody and a handgun was recovered, police said.

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 is scheduled to be back on court June 12.

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