The incident took place a little after 3:00 o’clock in the heart of Spanish Town, resulting in a public spectacle as persons on the scene ran for cover in all directions.
However, other lawmen on the scene chased down the conductor with the pistol, and took him into custody while retrieving the weapon.
There was no indication of any shooting having taken place between the loss and recovery of the firearm.
Details on what led to the incident are unclear.
The conductor now faces criminal charges relative to breaches of the Firearms Act.