What would entice an ex-Marine to help Muslim terrorists in a planned Christmas attack in San Francisco? That is probably what the FBI in San Francisco is trying to get the answers to right now.
Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, a tow truck driver and a former Marine was taken into custody by the FBI. The attack was planned for Pier 39 in San Francisco on Christmas. Here are the relevant details to date.
As Written and Reported By Samuel Chamberlain for Fox News:
A Northern California tow-truck driver was arrested this week and accused of planning an ISIS-inspired Christmas Day suicide attack on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.
Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, faces one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
In a statement, Acting San Francisco Mayor London Breed credited the “diligent efforts of the FBI and local law enforcement agencies” for thwarting the planned attack and announced that the San Francisco Police Department would have an increased presence throughout the city.
“San Francisco is a city that proudly champions democracy, freedom and liberty,” Breed said. “Sadly, that makes our home a target. We will not allow the thwarted attempts of one dangerous individual to disrupt our way of life. We will remain vigilant and continue to protect our city from any threat.”
A spokeswoman for the FBI’s San Francisco field office said in a statement that there was “no specific and credible threat to the Bay Area at this time” and “the public was never in imminent danger.”
In an 11-page affidavit filed in federal court in Fresno Friday, FBI special agent Christopher McKinney alleged that Jameson espoused “radical jihadi beliefs” on social media. According to the agent, Jameson “liked” and “loved” ISIS-related social media posts, including one that threatened a …..
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