New Brunswick

Sisson Ridge train derailment caused by 'deliberate act,' say RCMP

The train derailment that occurred in Sisson Ridge earlier this week was caused by a "deliberate act," say RCMP.

8 cars went off track near Plaster Rock on May 9, all remained upright

A CN train derailment in northwestern New Brunswick on Monday morning was caused by a deliberate act, say RCMP. (CBC)

The train derailment that occurred in Sisson Ridge, in northwestern New Brunswick, earlier this week was caused by a "deliberate act," say RCMP.

An investigation into the May 9 incident near Plaster Rock is ongoing, in collaboration with CN Police, RCMP Const. Jullie Rogers-Marsh said in a statement on Wedneday.

Eight cars of a westbound CN train went off the track near the Sisson Ridge railway crossing at 9:55 a.m., provincial officials have said. RCMP were called shortly before 10:45 a.m., said Rogers-Marsh.

All of the cars remained "upright and intact," she said. There were no injuries stemming from the incident. 

Greg MacCallum, the director of the province's Emergency Measures Organization, told CBC News at the time that the derailment posed no public risk.

One of the eight cars was carrying petroleum, but it did not leak, according to MacCallum. He referred to it as "more of a train fender-bender."

The train derailment occurred near the Sisson Ridge railway crossing, north of Plaster Rock. (Google)

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