UPDATE: Amtrak passenger from West Allis shoots train conductor in Naperville
UPDATE: Naperville Police have confirmed the shooting suspect who shot the Amtrak conductor is from West Allis, Wisconsin. Authorities are still investigating whether the man had the gun in a carry-on bag or just on his person.
The current Amtrak firearm policy is that guns must be unloaded and checked at stations that allow for checked baggage.
After the conductor was shot, passengers on the train jumped onto the suspect and held him down until police got there.
"We feel that it was very important when officers arrived the suspect was being restrained and that could have saved additional people from getting injured," said Commander Louis Cammiso.
Police said charges will be filed Wednesday night or Thursday.
(CBS) — An Amtrak passenger shot a conductor on the Naperville train station platform Tuesday afternoon, police say.
Officers were called to the train station about 4:45 PM and found the victim, a conductor, shot in the torso. He was taken to Edward Hospital, alert and conscious, Naperville Police Cmdr. Louis Cammiso says.
Meanwhile, police found the shooting suspect being held down by fellow Amtrak passengers, Cammiso says. The suspect is a Wisconsin man in his 70s. He was taken to the police station, Cammiso says.
Police were investigating the circumstances of the shooting.
“I just know the conductor stepped off the train on the platform, and the suspect was on the train and reached through a window and shot the victim,” Cammiso says. “Some passengers assisted the victim, and some passengers secured the suspect and held him for police.”
A handgun was recovered at the station.
The man in custody is from Wisconsin, but his exact home has been released. Naperville Police have not filed any charges against the man as of Wednesday morning.
“We are aware of an incident near Naperville, Ill., where an Amtrak employee sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound,” Amtrak said in a prepared statement. “We are cooperating fully with local authorities who have a suspect in custody. Additional information will be provided when available.”