Massachusetts man charged with threatening fellow Amtrak train passengers
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Robin H. Benziger
Troop K Commander
On February 12, 2015 at approximately 5:00 p.m., State Police Kinderhook patrols were dispatched by Columbia County 911 to the County Route 28B railroad crossing for an Amtrak Train passenger making threats to harm other passengers on-board.
Members of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Uniformed Troopers boarded the train and removed the passenger who was identified as William D. Wood, age 32, of Winthrop, Massachusetts, following a brief struggle.
The Amtrak train was traveling from Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York, and was subsequently delayed for approximately 45 minutes while the investigation was conducted.
No Amtrak passengers or employees were injured during the incident.
Wood was charged with Menacing 2nd Degree and Making a Terroristic Threat. He was arraigned before the Town of Kinderhook Justice David Dellehunt and remanded to the Columbia County Jail.
Officers from the Amtrak Police Department were present and assisted with the investigation.
Wood’s photograph is not available at this time.