Federal authorities have charged a Missouri man who stopped an Amtrak train in southwestern Nebraska in October with terrorism.
26-year-old Taylor Wilson of St. Charles pulled an emergency brake in the early morning hours of October 22nd, stopping the train with 175 passengers onboard traveling from California to Missouri.
The conductor on the train and others subdued Wilson until deputies from both Furnas County and Harlan County arrived at the train, stopped in Oxford, about 23 miles southwest of Holdrege.
The FBI says Wilson has ties to a white supremacist group and had expressed an interest in killing black people.
The FBI reports Wilson had a loaded .38-caliber handgun in his waistband at the time of this arrest on the train. He also had a speed loader in his pocket, plus a backpack with more speed loaders, and a box of ammunition.
Wilson had been traveling from Sacramento, California to St. Louis, Missouri.
A search of Wilson’s home in Missouri uncovered more guns and ammunition and white supremacy documents.
Federal investigators suspect Wilson traveled with members of a group to the United the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August where a woman was killed and 19 injured when a man rammed a crowd with his vehicle.
Wilson remains in federal custody.
Alisa Nelson, the Missourinet, contributed to this story.