Trial to begin for man accused of stopping Amtrak train

A trial is set to begin for the Missouri man accused of stopping an Amtrak train in Nebraska.

Taylor Wilson is facing charges including attempting to disable a train and attempting to interfere with an engineer or conductor.

Authorities say the charges stem from an Oct. 22 incident in which Wilson enabled an emergency brake as the eastbound California Zephyr train traveled through western Nebraska.

The conductor and others subdued Wilson and then held him for sheriff's deputies to arrive where the train stopped in Oxford, located southwest of Kearney.

Investigators believed he was planning on committing criminal acts or acts of terrorism.

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