White supremacist faces terror charge after the train is stopped

LINCOLN, Neb. – A white supremacist accused of stopping an Amtrak train in Nebraska has been charged with terrorism.

Documents unsealed Wednesday in U. S. District Court in Lincoln show the 26-year-old Taylor Wilson, St. Charles, Missouri, is charged with terrorist attacks and other violence against railroad carriers and mass transportation systems.

The eastbound train with approximately 175 people on board, stopped in early Oct. 22 in Oxford, Nebraska, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southwest of Omaha. Court documents say a Furnas County deputy dispatched to the scene found the Amtrak employees with Wilson. The deputy says Wilson had a loaded revolver and ammunition, and a knife.

The court documents show the FBI has a proof of Wilson’s activities with white supremacist groups.

The Associated Press left a message for his lawyer in a related case Friday.

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