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Man pleads guilty to terrorism after Hoover Dam barricade

Posted at 12:43 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 14:43:29-05

KINGMAN, Ariz. - A man who blocked a bridge near the Hoover Dam with a homemade armored vehicle in 2018 has pleaded guilty to making a terrorist threat.

The Arizona Republic reported Tuesday that 32-year-old Matthew Wright of Henderson, Nevada, pleaded guilty to the terrorism charge and two other felony crimes Feb. 4 as part of a plea agreement. Authorities say Wright surrendered after a 90-minute barricade situation that stopped traffic on the main highway between Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Authorities say police later discovered two assault-style rifles, two handguns and 900 rounds of ammunition. Sentencing is scheduled for March 4.