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Engineer intentionally derails train near USNS Mercy, believing bizarre coronavirus conspiracy – The Washington Post:

Moreno, 44, was charged Wednesday in federal court with one count of train wrecking after admitting to intentionally running the train off the tracks in the direction of the Mercy hospital ship, the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles said in a statement. No one was injured in the wreck, which caused a “substantial fuel leak” handled by firefighters, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors say Moreno was “suspicious of the USNS Mercy,” believing officials were lying about its true purpose. He believed “it had an alternate purpose related to covid-19 or a government takeover,” they said.

First, I had no idea that there “train wrecking” was a crime with which someone could be charged.

Second—and more importantly—these conspiracy nuts are going to be the death of a lot of us.