RED DEER, Alta. — Multiple charges have been laid against an Alberta man who is alleged to have crashed into the side of a CP Rail train while trying to evade police earlier this month.
Police say the incident in Penhold, Alta., began when they were called to a complaint of domestic assault at a home in the town.
They say when they arrived, a man brandishing a knife fled the scene in a vehicle, with RCMP giving chase.
Soon after, the man took a sharp turn off the highway and crashed into the side of a train.
The vehicle started on fire and the man had to be pulled from the wreckage and taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Geoffrey Charles Donaldson, 35, is charged with forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, flight from police and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
Donaldson is currently in custody and is next scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Aug. 15.