Man stands in middle of train tracks and keeps throwing rocks at train

Callum Jones

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Man stands in middle of train tracks and keeps throwing rocks at train

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Train passengers in Australia were left shocked during their morning commute after spotting a man throwing rocks at the moving train.

The incident took place today (5 October) at 11:16am local time on the Seaford line in Adelaide.

The man stood in the middle of the other side of the train track when he launched the attack.

Commuters were quick to pull their phones out and film the incident, and footage obtained by 9News shows passengers sounding distressed by the events.

As the train driver immediately saw the man on the tracks, they had to stop due to the danger of someone being in the prohibited area.

The man launched the attack on morning commuters. Credit: 9News
The man launched the attack on morning commuters. Credit: 9News

However, the driver was forced to slowly get going again as the rocks pelted at the train were smashing windows and putting passengers at risk.

During the footage, you can hear passengers shouting 'f***** hell!' and 'Jesus Christ!', as the man continued to launch the bizarre attack.

South Australia Transport Minister Tom Koutsantonis told 9News: "I can only imagine the fear and horror in the eyes of a train driver coming on the track that person was standing on.

"Standing on a rail line oblivious to whether another train is coming in the other direction is reckless for their own personal safety.

"We want to make sure the department investigates and reports it to the appropriate authorities for further investigation because that is exceptionally reckless behaviour."

Transport Minster Tom Koutsantonis condemned the man. Credit: 9News
Transport Minster Tom Koutsantonis condemned the man. Credit: 9News

Police have since said that they managed to catch up with the suspect at Marino railway station and have since arrested and charged a 32-year-old for property damage, with the suspect granted bail.

The man will appear at Christies Beach Magistrates' Court next month.

In other crime news, former US president Donald Trump is suing CNN for £420 million, as he claims the network launched a smear campaign against him.

In the lawsuit, which was filed on Monday (3 October), Trump said the media company repeatedly highlighted ‘negative’ stories about him.

Trump initially indicated that he would be suing CNN back in July in a statement, writing: "I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me.

"I will also be commencing actions against other media outlets who have defamed me and defrauded the public regarding the overwhelming evidence of fraud throughout the 2020 Election."

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