Grand jury indicts Missouri man arrested when Amtrak stopped

AP News
Posted: Jan 18, 2018 8:58 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Missouri man on charges related to the stopping of an Amtrak train in Nebraska.

The U.S. attorney's office in Omaha says the grand jury on Wednesday indicted 25-year-old Taylor Michael Wilson, of St. Charles, Missouri, on charges of attempting to disable a train and attempting to interfere with an engineer or conductor.

The charges stem from an Oct. 23, 2017, incident in which Wilson allegedly enabled an emergency brake as the eastbound California Zephyr train traveled through western Nebraska.

The U.S. attorney's office says the first charge relates to trying to wreck or derail a train, while the second accuses Wilson of acting with intent to endanger people while trying to interfere or disable an engineer or conductor.

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A hearing will be held later.