Missouri Man Accused of Amtrak Terror Attempt

By Malcolm Speaks

Taylor Michael Wilson

Taylor Michael Wilson

A 26-year-old White man who attempted to commit an act of terrorism by attacking an Amtrak train in rural Nebraska, also attended the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in support of white supremacists last August, according to a court document that was released this past week. However, this attempted act still has not been branded as terrorism by US mainstream media.

Taylor Michael Wilson, a St. Charles, Missouri resident, was charged with an attempt to commit terror by targeting an Amtrak train in southwest Nebraska in October 2017. FBI Special Agent Monte Czaplewski suggested that Wilson wanted to murder Black people in an affidavit attached to the criminal complaint. This document also suggested that Wilson had weapons as well as a National Socialist Movement (NSM) business card on his person at the time of the arrest, according to Newsweek.

Wilson sat in the engineer’s seat of an Amtrak train after midnight on October 22 and began “playing with the controls” of the train, according to Czaplewski’s affidavit. Fortunately, no one was injured or killed in this botched attack.

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