PVT. NASER ABDO ARRESTED OVER TERROR PLOT
At least one U.S. military serviceman Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo, 21, has been arrested on Wednesday 07/27/2011 in connection with an alleged plot to attack Fort Hood Fox News has learned exclusively.
Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo, an Absence Without Leave – AWOL soldier from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was arrested by the Killeen Police Department near Fort Hood and remains in custody there. Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo told investigators that he wanted to attack fellow soldiers outside Fort Hood.
Naser Jason Abdo was found with weapons, explosives and jihadist materials at the time of his arrest, a senior Army source confirms to Fox News. He was arrested at around 2 p.m. Wednesday after someone called authorities to report a suspicious individual.
Eric Vasys, a spokesman with the FBI’s San Antonio Office, said authorities found firearms and bomb making components, which he described as smokeless gun powder, inside Abdo’s motel room. Sources also say Naser Jason Abdo was attempting to make a purchase at Guns Galore in Killeen, the same ammunition store where Major Nidal Hasan purchased weapons that were allegedly used to gun down 13 people and wound 30 others on 11/05/2009 (see – Fort-Hood Shooting).
Law enforcement officials suspect Naser Jason Abdo was planning an attack in or around Ft. Hood, though they say the exact target is not clear. Bob Jenkins, a Fort Campbell spokesman, told Fox News that Naser Jason Abdo was also being investigated for child pornography found on his government computer.
Naser Jason Abdo went AWOL on 07/04/2011. On the eve of his first deployment to Afghanistan — after only one year in the Army — Naser Abdo applied for conscientious objector status. It was denied by his superiors at Ft. Campbell but later overturned by the Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Army review board. Another source told Fox News earlier that two other U.S. soldiers also raised possible concerns.
It remains unclear if Naser Jason Abdo’s alleged plot to attack in or around Ft. Hood was merely aspirational in nature.
* Naser Jason Abdo’s trial began, on Monday 05/21/2009, in a federal court in Waco, Texas – prosecutors have to prove he was poised to commit mass murder.
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