Threat charge against Coldstream man lifted

Man who made gesture with bare hands to shoot train engineer after train blared its whistle goes to alternate measures program...

There will be no criminal record for a Coldstream man who issued a threat to a train company.

The 56-year-old man will, instead, be dealt with through the alternate measures program, meaning possible community service or writing a letter of apology.

The man was charged with uttering threats after a Kelowna Pacific Railway crew phoned their manager after 8 a.m. on a Saturday in January. The crew said the man ran out of a residence near Aberdeen Road after it had blown its horn and made gestures with his bare hands that he was going to shoot the train conductor.

A short time later, the rail company received a call on its emergency line in which a male voice threatened the rail workers.