Armed man apprehended on Amtrak train

Published: October 25, 2017

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Taylor M. Wilson, 25, of St. Charles, Mo., was detained by Amtrak staff after he pulled the emergency brake while aboard an Amtrak train traveling southwest through Nebraska.

It was discovered that Wilson was armed with a loaded Smith and Wesson .38-caliber revolver and a speed loader. Two bags were seized containing three more speed loaders, a box of ammo, a knife, tin snips, scissors and a ventilation mask.

Wilson is charged with felony criminal mischief and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and is being held on $25,000 bond.

The Amtrak train was carrying 175 passengers at the time of the incident.

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