Man who stopped Amtrak train in Nebraska pleads guilty

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- A man facing terrorism charges after he brought an Amtrak train to a stop in southwest Nebraska entered a pleaded guilty on Wednesday.

Taylor Wilson, 26, of St. Charles, Missouri, changed his plea of not guilty on the terrorism charge, meaning the court will dismiss a separate charge against him.

Sentencing for Wilson is scheduled for Oct. 5 at 10 a.m.

The charges stem from an Oct. 22 incident as the train headed to Chicago. Authorities say Wilson entered a secure area of a locomotive and enabled an emergency brake.

The train stopped in Oxford, Nebraska, about 200 miles southwest of Omaha.

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.

Authorities say he was armed with a revolver.

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