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employee and injuring seventy-eight others. Investigators later found four notes placed around the site, from a group calling themselves Sons of the Gestapo and they were claiming responsibility. The notes also included government critiques of the handling of Ruby Ridge and Waco incidents (Wang, 2015).The details of how the train was derailed were specific in nature. Whomever was the culprit pulled an astounding twenty-nine railroad spikes out of their proper place, causing the rails themselves to completely fall apart. They also inserted a metal plate to prevent the rails from joining back together. To top it all off, they used wiring to bypass the alert system that would have let train engineers aware of the track failure (Wang,2015). Without a doubt, those at fault for this attack were extremely knowledgeable of train mechanics, as well as the Sunset Limited’s planned route. Why would a group, with possible anti-government ideals target a passenger train in the middle of the desert? A disgruntled group of employees, or other persons that were somehow tied to Amtrak (or other railroad companies), that would have the knowledge