HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of jumping into a police SUV and driving it into the doors of the waiting room of the Hoboken rail terminal is facing numerous charges.
The counts against Brito Avalos Santiago, a Mexican national, include burglary and risk of causing widespread injury or harm. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.
Authorities say Santiago got off a Hoboken-bound train from Suffern, New York, and began opening police vehicles to see if any were unlocked.
They say he found an unlocked K-9 unit SUV with spare keys inside and drove it through the doors leading to the station’s waiting room Monday morning.
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The crash caused significant damage to the waiting room doors. But train service wasn’t affected and no injuries were reported.
A motive remains unclear.