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Train engineer gets 3 years for intentional derailment in LA

Train Engineer Terrorism
Posted at 1:51 PM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 16:51:10-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A train engineer who intentionally derailed a locomotive near a U.S. Navy hospital ship that was deployed in Los Angeles harbor to help during the COVID-19 pandemic was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison.

Eduardo Moreno pleaded guilty in December 2021 to one count of committing a terrorist attack.

Moreno acknowledged in his plea agreement that he drove a locomotive at full speed off the end of the tracks near where the Mercy was docked because he believed it might be involved in a sinister conspiracy.

Nobody was hurt.