(FixThisNation.com) – On Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that they would provide a reward of $10,000 for anyone who can provide information regarding the New York rail line tampering in early June.
The reward is specifically going to be given to those who can provide information that will help identify and lead to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for tampering with the rail line that runs along the Saratoga Corinth & Hudson Railroad. The private rail lines are not available for commercial purposes and are just operated for scenic tours.
The FBI’s Albany Field Office in a statement noted that the investigation has determined that there was tampering in the rail line and that there were previous efforts to derail the train. The investigation is jointly led by the field office and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. The two held a joint press conference on Wednesday addressing the investigation.
Albany Field Office special agent Janeen DiGuiseppi addressed the topic more in the conference, stating that the act had been “deliberate” and could have led to serious injury or death. No further information was provided regarding the exact incident; however, it was indicated that the train line was back in operation following the incident.
DiGuiseppi did not provide exact dates for when the tampering occurred however it was stated that the suspicious activity would have taken place from June 5 to 8. When asked whether rail tampering is a common activity, DiGuiseppi pointed out that the FBI knew of other similar acts.
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