Man pleads not guilty in 'Zephyr' terrorism case

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LINCOLN, Neb. — A man accused of terrorism-related charges for trying to derail or disable an Amtrak train entered not guilty pleas on Tuesday, and his lawyer said the man may not have known what he was doing.

Taylor M. Wilson of St. Charles, Mo., was arrested after entering a locomotive on the eastbound California Zephyr and applying an emergency brake near Oxford, Neb., on Oct. 23.

Wilson was found to be traveling with a handgun and knife, and a subsequent search of his apartment led to his indictment on four additional weapons charges.

Wilson’s lawyer, Jerry Sena, says the 26-year-old has untreated medical issues. In a report in the Omaha World-Herald, Sena said, “it’s possible he doesn’t know what he was up there doing.”

The judge in the case ordered Wilson to stand trial beginning April 16. The charges carry penalties up to life in prison.

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