Railway police make arrest for threatening train

A Simsboro man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to shoot up a train blocking a roadway.

Steven W. Ray, 50, was arrested at his Centerpoint Road residence Tuesday evening by a Kansas City Southern Railway special agent.

Earlier in the evening, the KCS received a call, allegedly from Ray, who stated he was “fixing to start shooting hoses on the (edited) train” because it was blocking Shelby Road near Simsboro.

The railroad determined the road had been blocked 15 minutes when the threatening call was made.

KCS Railway Police agents hold law enforcement commissions through the Louisiana State Police.

Ray was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for terrorizing and criminal mischief. Ray’s bail amount was not available at press time.

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