The FBI has stopped an ISIS sympathizer in San Francisco from carrying out a terror attack on Christmas Day at the popular shopping center and tourist attraction known as Pier 39, according to FBI documents related to the arrest.
Multiple news reports have revealed that the FBI has arrested Everitt Aaron Jameson, who also apparently referred to himself as Abdallah adu Everitt ibn Gordon in a handwritten letter obtained by police.
According to authorities, Jameson targeted Pier 39 because of his knowledge of the area and the specific fact that it would be ‘heavily crowded.’ The man also believed that it would be easy to ‘funnel’ more people into the area in order to murder them.
The local ABC News affiliate reports:
Jameson reportedly said he was inspired by the New York terror attack on Oct. 31, when a man drove into a crowd and killed eight people, and the deadly 2015 shooting in San Bernardino.
The documents also say Jameson was posting and liking pro-ISIS and pro-terrorism content on Facebook.
Perhaps most worrisome is the fact that the suspect was apparently once a Marine Corps sniper.
And according to the documents, the suspect was discharged from the Marine Corps. He had prior military experience with a ‘sharpshooter’ rifle qualification and expertise with rifle marksmanship.
This post was published at shtfplan on December 22nd, 2017.