A 47-year-old man has been charged with tried homicide after he allegedly held somebody in entrance of an approaching railcar in B.C.’s Fraser Valley this week.
Authorities stated the sufferer was pressured to face on the tracks close to the intersection of Gladys and Essendene avenues in Abbotsford late Tuesday evening, as a self-propelled upkeep automobile barrelled towards him.
“The operator instantly utilized his emergency brakes, bringing the railcar to a cease simply wanting the sufferer,” the Abbotsford Police Division stated in a information launch.
“The sufferer, though shaken, was not injured.”
Authorities stated officers discovered a “non-compliant” suspect fleeing the realm and arrested him.
One rely of tried homicide has since been authorised in opposition to Abbotsford resident Edward Mackenzie.
Each the suspect and sufferer are unhoused, and solely knew one another in passing, in keeping with police. Authorities haven’t launched any data on what preceded the startling incident on Tuesday.
Sgt. Paul Walker described the railcar concerned as a “observe upkeep automobile, in regards to the measurement of a single boxcar,” and stated the operator doubtless prevented a tragedy by stopping it in time.
“It will have killed the man,” Walker advised CTV Information.