Train Operator Charged with Deliberately Derailing Train at U.S. Navy’s Hospital Ship
A train engineer “was arrested this morning on federal charges for allegedly running a locomotive at full speed off the end of rail tracks near the USNS Mercy.”
44 year-old Eduardo Moreno “ran the train off the end of tracks, and crashed through a series of barriers” towards the Mercy Hospital Ship currently docked in Los Angeles to support Covid-19 patients.
“No one was injured in the incident, and the Mercy was not harmed or damaged in any way.”
Moreno “admitted [to] authorities that he intentionally derailed and crashed the train near the Mercy“, because “he was suspicious of the Mercy and believing it had an alternate purpose related to COVID-19 or a government takeover”.
He will now face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.