RAY COUNTY, Mo. — A Kenyan national is facing terroristic charges in Ray County after an incident Tuesday morning on a passenger train.
According to a probable cause statement filed Tuesday in Ray County, Ray County sheriff’s deputies were called to the railroad tracks near the intersection of Main and Second Streets in Henrietta at about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday after receiving reports a train had stopped due to an erratic male subject on board.
A victim aboard the train told officers upon their arrival that a male subject had been restrained due to threats being made. It was also alleged that the subject was “on something,” according to a witness report.
The subject, identified as 24-year-old Abdulaziz Aden Hassan Abdi, allegedly threatened multiple people on the train, according to the probable cause statement. It is also alleged the threats were made with a knife.
When officers questioned Abdi, he denied any wrongdoing and was handcuffed.
Upon entering the train, officers were informed by staff of a second, female subject who was allegedly harassing passengers and removed from the locomotive. She was not identified in the probable cause statement.
As Abdi was led off the train, he allegedly dove headlong down the stairs and told officers he “did not even need a step,” and proceeded to step off the side of the train car.
When Abdi was taken to the Ray County Jail for processing, the statement alleges he refused to change his clothes and officers had to undress and redress the subject before he was processed.
Abdi is charged with a single felony count of making a terroristic threat in the first degree. He is held on $50,000 bond at the Ray County Jail. Court dates are currently pending.