Former Member of the US Navy Plotted Terrorist Attack in California on Behalf of ISIS

Everitt Aaron Jameson planned to use explosives to corral people and shoot anyone who tried to escape.

On Monday, a California man pleaded guilty to planning a terrorist attack in San Francisco on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

According to the Federal Prosecutor, Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, he plotted an attack at the passers dock crowded Pier 39 on Christmas Day, and communicated his plans to an undercover agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, by its acronym in English), believing that he was the leader of the extremist group.

Jameson, the US Department of Justice reported, began calling the attention of the FBI in September 2017, by expressing support for ISIS on social media. Even the resident of the city of Modesto told a confidential source that he was fully committed to “the cause” and in favour of the attack that left eight dead in Manhattan in October 2017. He also offered his financial support to ISIS.

The Californian was a member of the United States Navy but was discharged after discovering that he did not report that he had asthma. During that time, Jameson received sniper training.

Speaking of his plot, Jameson said he planned to use explosives to corral people, and then shoot at anyone who tried to escape.

Days before the attack, an FBI employee called Jameson by accident and immediately hung up. The suspect called the number that appeared on his screen, with area 202, in Washington, DC At the time, Jameson said he no longer believed he could do what was planned.

However, when agents raided his home, Jameson allegedly said he would be glad to see a terrorist attack. The authorities also found firearms, cartridges, ammunition and his will.

Former Member of the US Navy Plotted Terrorist Attack in California on Behalf of ISIS

Jameson was arrested on December 22 and will have to appear in court on September 4. He faces 15 years in prison and life-long supervision.

 

Source: La Opinion