The FBI arrested a man from Modesto, California that they say was planning a Christmas terror attack in San Francisco, according to court documents.
Law Enforcement officials charged Everitt Aaron Jameson with allegedly “providing ‘material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization’ between Oct. 24 and Dec. 20,” NBC Bay Area reported.
Authorities say that Jameson targeted Pier 39 for the attack because he was familiar with the area and knew that it was a “heavily crowded area.”
ABC 7 reported, “Jameson was trained as a basic recruit in the Marine Corps in 2009 and graduated with a “sharpshooter” qualification, but was later discharged for not disclosing a medical history.”
Jameson allegedly told officials that he was “ready to die” as they noted that he “espoused radical jihadi beliefs, including authoring social media posts that are supportive of terrorism, communicating with people he believes share his jihadi views and offering to provide services to such people, including in the form of his presumably employer-provided tow truck in service of the ’cause.’”
“He wrote a letter stating among other things: ‘You all have brought this upon yourselves. There are no innocent Kuffar! Each and every Kuffar in this Nationalistic, Godless society has a hand in this. You’ve allowed Donald J Trump to give away Al Quds to the Jews. Both You and he are wrong, it belongs to the Muslemeen,’” the FBI complaint stated.
FBI agents raided Jameson’s home on December 20 where they allegedly found multiple firearms. During the raid, officials claim that he told them that he supported ISIS and “would be happy if an attack was carried out.”