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Police charged Samuel David Hohman with second-degree assault and criminal property damage for allegedly pulling a knife on the engineer, FOX 9 reported.
According to a criminal complaint reviewed by FOX 9, police said a man with a buzz cut and a dark sweatshirt attacked the engineer, wrapping his arms around his neck and telling him to “speed up and get out of town.”
Hohman then allegedly pulled out a rusty knife and started to attack the engineer, stabbing him in the forehead.
In self-defense, the engineer bit Hohman’s hand before he jumped off the moving train to escape.
Police arrested a man later identified as Hohman after the train came to a stop. Police noticed Hohman had dried blood on his pants and a wound on one of his hands, according to the report.
Investigators found several wires inside the train had been cut and Hohman allegedly said something about “smashing the inside of the train.”