An AWOL U.S. soldier facing a court-martial was planning to detonate bombs sometime Thursday outside the U.S. military base at Fort Hood, Texas, where a gunman killed 13 people in 2009, authorities said.
Killeen, Texas, police arrested Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, 21, of Garland, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon at a motel near Fort Hood, Police Chief Dennis Baldwin said Thursday afternoon. He was arrested without incident and was being questioned at the Killeen City Jail by police, the FBI and Fort Hood investigators.
“Military personnel were targeted” at the base, Baldwin said at a news conference, confirming a report by NBC News early Thursday.
“I would call it a terror plot,” he said. “We would probably have been giving a different briefing here if he had not been stopped.”
Citing U.S. officials, NBC News’ Pete Williams reported Thursday night that agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found enough explosives to make at least two time bombs. Officials said they believed Abdo planned to set off the bombs sometime Thursday just outside the post.
An AWOL U.S. soldier facing a court-martial was planning to detonate bombs sometime Thursday outside…
by Tactical-Life.com / Jul 28, 2011