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Man pleads guilty to terrorism after Hoover Dam barricade

Man named in barricade incident at Hoover Dam
Man named in barricade incident at Hoover Dam
Man named in barricade incident at Hoover Dam
Man named in barricade incident at Hoover Dam
Posted at 3:13 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 15:13:04-05

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.