'California Zephyr' delayed by gun toting passenger in locomotive

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LINCOLN, Neb. — An armed man broke into an Amtrak locomotive pulling the eastbound California Zephyr early Saturday morning and pulled the emergency brake handle, stopping the train unexpectedly in Oxford, Neb.

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that 25-year-old Taylor M. Wilson, of St. Charles, Mo., worked his way into the locomotive nearest the passenger consist and stopped the train at 1:54 a.m. The newspaper cites local officials saying that Wilson was headed from Sacramento, Calif., to St. Louis. Police arrested Wilson and have charged him with felony criminal mischief and possession of a firearm. Police say Wilson was carrying a loaded Smith and Wesson .38-caliber revolver, three "speed loaders" for the revolver, a box of ammunition, a knife, scissors, tin snips, and a ventilator.

The newspaper also cites an Amtrak representative saying that the train was delayed about an hour.

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