Modesto Man Accused of Planning Christmas Terror Attack

A screenshot from Everitt Aaron Jameson’s Facebook page

The FBI announced Friday that they arrested a man suspected plotting a terrorist attack in San Francisco on Christmas Day.

Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, has been charged with providing material support for terrorism, according to federal court documents.

Everitt Aaron Jameson, a tow truck driver and former U.S. Marine, was put in police custody after he told an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation employee he believed to be a senior leader of the radical group that the popular tourist destination would be an ideal location for a terrorist attack, according to court documents filed Friday.

He explained that he also desired to use explosives, and described a plan in which explosives could "tunnel" or "funnel" people into a location where Jameson could inflict casualties. The undercover agent said that he worked for Abu Bakr al-Baghdati, who Jameson recognized as the leader of ISIS.

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The terror plot seemed to unravel earlier this week. He "loved" an online post that showed Santa Claus threatening an attack in NY with a box of dynamite. The FBI investigation revealed that Jameson was previously discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps for failing to disclose his latent asthma.

The FBI said he had embraced "radical jihadi beliefs" and posted pro-ISIS items on social media. In a series of conversations with undercover employees with the FBI, Jameson said he wanted to join the Islamic State's cause against the United States, and said he could provide money or travel to Syria. "You've Allowed Donald J Trump to give away Al Quds to the Jews", the letter said, using the Arabic name for "Jerusalem". I've reconsidered." He later added, "In Sha Allah one day I can.

In statements to undercover informants, Jameson outlined a plan that would have involved running civilians down with his truck, deploying improvised explosives, and using his skills as a Marine sharpshooter to increase the body count. "Both you and he are wrong, it belongs to the [Muslims]".

He allegedly also professed support for the October 31 terror attack in New York City that killed eight people. We have penetrated and infiltrated your disgusting country. "Allahu Akbar! The Kuffar deserve everything and more the lives they have taken". During the interview, "Jameson stated his support of ISIS and terrorism and discussed aspects of the plan to carry out an attack, noting that he would be happy if an attack was carried out", the court document noted.

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