(Neb)-Federal Terrorism Charges Filed Against Man Who Stopped Train
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The armed passenger from Missouri who breached a secure area of an Amtrak train in south-central Nebraska and triggered an emergency stop panel in October now faces federal terrorism charges. Authorities say 26-year old Taylor Wilson has ties to white supremacist groups.
Wilson was in the Furnas County jail on state charges of felony criminal mischief and felony use of a deadly weapon from immediately after the Oct 22nd incident until his release on bond Dec 11, then was arrested 10 days later on federal counts of terrorism and violence against railroad carriers
Documents unsealed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Lincoln revealed an FBI investigation that showed Wilson he traveled with members of the "Alt-Right" Neo Nazi group to the August protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, where one protester died and that, according to an acquaintance, Wilson expressed "an interest in killing black people."
When he was arrested on the train, Wilson had a loaded .38 caliber pistol and full speedloader in his waistband with a knife, 3 more speed loaders, a box of ammunition, and other items in his backpack.
A search warrant raid on his Missouri home last month uncovered about 300 rounds of ammunition, more than a dozen ammunition magazines, gunpowder, ammunition reloading supplies, and a pressure plate in a hidden compartment behind his refrigerator.
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