BREAKING: San Fran Christmas Terror Attack Thwarted by FBI; Suspect Inspired by ISIS and Manhattan Truck Attack
FBI officials in San Francisco arrested a man planning a Christmas terrorist attack, targeting people on Pier 39.
ABC News 7 reported:
We’ve learned the FBI has arrested a man by the name of Everitt Aaron Jameson from Modesto. They say he wanted to target Pier 39.
According to FBI documents, Jameson picked out that location because he “had been there before and knew it was a heavily crowded area.” He added that it would be easy to “funnel” people into an area where he could inflict casualties.
The documents also say Jameson was posting and liking pro-ISIS and pro-terrorism content on Facebook.
And according to the documents, the suspect was discharged from the Marine Corps. He had prior military experience with a “sharpshooter” rifle qualification and expertise with rifle marksmanship.
The suspect was reportedly talking to an undercover FBI agent; he was arrested earlier this week.
What agents recovered at suspect’s home – letter, last will & testament, firearms and rounds pic.twitter.com/NbmcUgHDfW
— Melanie Woodrow (@MelanieWoodrow) December 22, 2017
CBS News reported the suspect wrote a suicide note and mentioned President Trump.
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Featured photo: Everitt Aaron Jameson Facebook page provided by CBS News Bay Area