Train Engineer Says He Crashed In Attempt To Attack Navy Hospital Ship In L.A

A train engineer deliberately ran a locomotive at high speeds off the tracks, crashing through numerous barriers before stopping about 250 yards from the USNS Mercy. No injuries and no damage to the ship.

Evidently he had some conspiracy theory about what the USNS Mercy that he was trying to expose. No mention in the article to what that theory supposedly is.

Perhaps he thinks the Mercy is programming coronavirus victims to turn into savage brain eating zombies. :smile:

Not sure which railroad this was, CSX, BNSF or Union Pacific.

The perpetrator has been charged with one count of train wrecking, a Federal crime that carries up to 20 years in prison.

Holy crap! People are going to continue to devolve as this crisis persists. The loonies will be out in full force. Everyone stay safe!!!

Gotta turn off Alex Jones for christ’s sake. I was shocked there actually is a crime called train wrecking

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Actually it was Pacific Harbor Line, a local railroad that serves California ports.

Here is the relevant portion of the statute:

§1992. Terrorist attacks and other violence against railroad carriers and against mass transportation systems on land, on water, or through the air

(a) General Prohibitions.-Whoever, in a circumstance described in subsection ©, knowingly and without lawful authority or permission-

(1) wrecks, derails, sets fire to, or disables railroad on-track equipment or a mass transportation vehicle;

(2) places any biological agent or toxin, destructive substance, or destructive device in, upon, or near railroad on-track equipment or a mass transportation vehicle with intent to endanger the safety of any person, or with a reckless disregard for the safety of human life;

(3) places or releases a hazardous material or a biological agent or toxin on or near any property described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (4), with intent to endanger the safety of any person, or with reckless disregard for the safety of human life;

(4) sets fire to, undermines, makes unworkable, unusable, or hazardous to work on or use, or places any biological agent or toxin, destructive substance, or destructive device in, upon, or near any-

(A) tunnel, bridge, viaduct, trestle, track, electromagnetic guideway, signal, station, depot, warehouse, terminal, or any other way, structure, property, or appurtenance used in the operation of, or in support of the operation of, a railroad carrier, and with intent to, or knowing or having reason to know,1 such activity would likely, derail, disable, or wreck railroad on-track equipment; or

(B) garage, terminal, structure, track, electromagnetic guideway, supply, or facility used in the operation of, or in support of the operation of, a mass transportation vehicle, and with intent to, or knowing or having reason to know,1 such activity would likely, derail, disable, or wreck a mass transportation vehicle used, operated, or employed by a mass transportation provider;

(5) removes an appurtenance from, damages, or otherwise impairs the operation of a railroad signal system or mass transportation signal or dispatching system, including a train control system, centralized dispatching system, or highway-railroad grade crossing warning signal;

(6) with intent to endanger the safety of any person, or with a reckless disregard for the safety of human life, interferes with, disables, or incapacitates any dispatcher, driver, captain, locomotive engineer, railroad conductor, or other person while the person is employed in dispatching, operating, controlling, or maintaining railroad on-track equipment or a mass transportation vehicle;

(7) commits an act, including the use of a dangerous weapon, with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury to any person who is on property described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (4);

(8) surveils, photographs, videotapes, diagrams, or otherwise collects information with the intent to plan or assist in planning any of the acts described in paragraphs (1) through (6);

(9) conveys false information, knowing the information to be false, concerning an attempt or alleged attempt to engage in a violation of this subsection; or

(10) attempts, threatens, or conspires to engage in any violation of any of paragraphs (1) through (9),

shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both, and if the offense results in the death of any person, shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or subject to death, except in the case of a violation of paragraph (8), (9), or (10).

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Zombies, eh?

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More evidence the panic is the bigger problem.

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Naw. I’m gonna continue to go with the virus on this one.

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Yep I have been saying this one of the things that has terrified me from the start is the human response. Just a matter of time before the robberies and murders start to uptick.

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You have evidence Alex Jones played a role in this?

Indeed. I hope you’re wrong brother, but I also fear you’re right.

I would not be surprised in the least if people started killing each other over toilet paper or paper towels.

Civilization is a very thin veneer even in good times. Once things turn bad, we found out very fast that humans are indeed related to their rather savage chimpanzee cousins.

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Disservice to chimpanzees.

True. Prior to this people have been killed over trivial things like shoes. Now, in a panic, there is no telling.

Stay safe people!!!

How…?

I am holed up in the back woods and am heavily armed, I will be fine. :smile:

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You underestimate the fallout from the panic.

But……………………

Was he a right wing wacko or a left wing thug?