Man arrested for threatening train conductor with a knife |

Man arrested for threatening train conductor with a knife

Hannah Jones

A man who threatened a train conductor in Truckee with a knife was free on bond Thursday, authorities said.

Jaz Daniel Mackey, 34, is charged with three misdemeanors: exhibiting a deadly weapon that’s not a firearm, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. Arrested Sunday, he’s since made bond, Nevada County Jail reports state.

According to a Truckee police report, Mackey was riding the train toward Truckee from the west side of Donner Summit when he called police at 2 p.m. Sunday asking to be removed from the train, as he thought people were following him. He then got into an altercation with the train conductor and threatened the conductor with a knife. Truckee police met the train at the Truckee Depot and arrested Mackey.

Hannah Jones is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at 530-550-2652 or

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