Elderly Man Charged With Shooting Amtrak Conductor In Naperville

Elderly Man Charged With Shooting Amtrak Conductor In Naperville

Charges have been filed against a Wisconsin man for allegedly shooting an Amtrak conductor in Naperville on Tuesday, May 16th. Klein appeared in bond court Friday May 19, 2017 on attempted murder and aggravated battery charges.

Edward Klein, 79, was charged with discharge of a firearm causing great bodily harm and attempted murder. He then boarded the Chicago-bound train.

Klein is accused of firing one shot out of the window after the train pulled into the Naperville.

The man was in his 70s, who got shot, but it is unknown about the identity of the person who shot the old train conductor, in fact, both of the person's actual identity is upheld by the police authorities.

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. He remained in intensive care as of Friday morning.

Klein is a retired federal protective services officer.

Amtrak staff had been concerned for his welfare prior to the Naperville stop and helped arrange for someone to pick him up in Chicago and take him to Milwaukee, the state's attorney spokesman said.

On the other hand, the police have arrested the passenger, and investigating the matter for more information especially, the reason.

All guns must be declared in advance, and placed in checked baggage, according to Amtrak's policy.

"Numerous behind-the-scenes and front-line security measures are in place to ensure passenger security, including Amtrak Police Department uniformed police officers and Special Operations Units, random passenger and carry-on baggage screening and inspections, K-9 units, checked baggage screening and onboard ID checks", the policy states.

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