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Man Breaks Onto Metrolink Train, Lunges at Conductor in Fullerton, Police Say

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this City News Service article incorrectly identified the train as an Amtrak train.

A man who forced his way onto an idled Metrolink train in Fullerton before lunging at a conductor who tried to get him off was arrested following negotiations with police.

The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, used a pick axe and some sort of chain to break into an unoccupied train just before 1:40 p.m. at the station at 120 E. Santa Fe Ave., Fullerton Police Sgt. Carin Wright said.

The conductor, who was the only one on the train, told the man to get off the train, but the suspect refused and lunged at the conductor, Wright said.

The conductor called police and officers managed to convince the man to put down the axe and chain and surrender just before 3 p.m., Wright said.

He was taken to a local hospital to be checked out before being booked, Wright said.

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