SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Officials say they’ve stopped a man who was planning a possible Christmas terror attack in San Francisco.
We’ve learned the FBI has arrested a man by the name of Everitt Aaron Jameson from Modesto. They say he wanted to target Pier 39.
What agents recovered at suspect's home – letter, last will & testament, firearms and rounds pic.twitter.com/NbmcUgHDfW
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According to FBI documents, Jameson picked out that location because he “had been there before and knew it was a heavily crowded area.” He added that it would be easy to “funnel” people into an area where he could inflict casualties.
Breaking: Criminal complaint shows agents stopped Modesto man from Xmas terror plot at pier 39. Documents say he was inspired by NYC truck attack & San Bernardino shooting. Complaint says he is a former Marine with 'sharpshooter' qualification. More: https://t.co/9yYmnyfQNe pic.twitter.com/ZQDMUsKiQs
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