- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man is accused of putting large pieces of concrete on railroad tracks in Homestead in an apparent attempt to derail a train.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported (https://bit.ly/1NIxiLb ) Thursday that 63-year-old Bernard Marshalek of Pittsburgh was charged with causing or risking a catastrophe, reckless endangerment and other offenses.

Police say witnesses watched him put items on the tracks, and when a train passed by it made a large noise and sent debris flying. Marshalek was arrested nearby.

Broken concrete was found scattered, and a railroad agent told police the concrete could have derailed the train.

Authorities say Marshalek confessed. He’s jailed and court records don’t list an attorney for him.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com


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