Off the rails: Mystery man steals, crashes Moscow train
The incident happened in the town of Lobnya on Tuesday night, the
press service of Moscow Railways told the local media.
“An unidentified man penetrated into the train driver’s cab at Lobnya Railway Depot, started driving the train and then disappeared,” the company’s statement said.
The hijacker then lost control of the train and the moving vehicle crashed into another train, according to a preliminary investigation.
Ночная вечеринка в депо Лобня. Одни говорят, что хотели угнать, а другие - что это просто хулиганство. pic.twitter.com/6HdiGqtETS
— Александр Марьянович (@Sanya6213) October 21, 2014
The first carriage of the hijacked train was badly damaged and the train which was ‘rammed’ was derailed and slightly damaged.
“The person then disappeared from the crime scene,” added Moscow Railways.
Nobody was killed or injured in the incident, which didn’t affect train operations.
Transport police are currently searching for the ‘train driver’ with police dogs.
On January 1, 2013, a 30-year-old man decided to hijack a train while intoxicated in the city of Mytishchi, Moscow Region. He crashed into another train carting gasoline. The damage bill ran to more than 2 million rubles ($48 837).
— Elena Mikhailova (@ElenaMikhailova) October 21, 2014
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