Aug 13, 2014
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Amtrak is investigating a possible vandalism incident after the window of a train traveling with 50 passengers partially shattered about 6 miles east of Richmond.

Objects that have not been identified apparently struck the window about 4 p.m. as the train was headed toward Sacramento from Oakland, Amtrak spokesperson Vernae Graham said Wednesday.

The exact location of the incident was not immediately clear, but Graham said it occurred in an  “open area” about 6 miles east of the Richmond station.

None of the 50 passengers aboard the train was injured, Graham said.

Understandably, some passengers told KTVU (Ch. 2) they were terrified by the incident. KTVU obtained and published photos of the damaged glass.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.