Amtrak Rider arrested after firing a gun at passengers
According to reports, police were contacted by Amtrak at 4:33 a.m. Friday about a suspect who pointed a gun at the fellow passengers. All authorities available in the region have been sent to Centralia Station. At 4:35 a.m. the train arrived at the station and officers met the Amtrak conductors as well as 24-year-old Robert King.
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The drivers explained to officers that King had a gun. King was then detained while officers interviewed other witnesses. Drivers told police King showed them a text message that someone on the train was going to kill him. Drivers cornered King in an empty train car to gather more information. One driver stayed with King while the other two entered the other cars to question passengers and search for the man King described as the person who wanted to kill him. It was then that one of the other passengers told the driver that King was the suspect with the gun. The conductors returned to the car and asked King if he had a gun. King proceeds to throw the gun on the ground. One driver pushed King against the wall while the other driver confiscated the gun.
Officers and drivers were still trying to find the man who matched the description of who King said was trying to kill him. No one matched the description. King was then taken to the police station but refused to give a statement.
Eventually, King was charged with possession of weapons, then put through the system and transported to Marion County Jail in Salem.