An AWOL soldier who had weapons stashed in a motel room near Fort Hood admitted planning an attack on the station, Texas, where 13 people died in 2009, the worst mass shooting ever in an American military facility, the army said in a notice issued Thursday.
PFC. Naser Abdo, a 21-year-old soldier who was a conscientious situation this year, after he said the Muslim beliefs prevented fighting, was arrested Wednesday. Agents found firearms and "items can be identified as bomb-making components, including gunpowder," in his motel room, according to FBI spokesman Erik Vasys.
The army sent via email, obtained by the Associated Press says Killeen police police arrested after a tip from the owners of a weapon and had been in possession of a large quantity of ammunition, weapons and a bomb in a backpack. "during the interrogation, says the alert, admitted planning an attack at Fort Hood.
Officials have not given details about the possible intentions of Abdo. The infantry soldier from Fort Campbell, Ky, whose hometown is in Garland, Texas, on the situation of conscientious last year. A military Commission recommended revising this spring, that is to be separated from the army.
But the relief was delayed after Abdo was charged with possessing child pornography. Owensboro civilian spokesman Bob Jenkins said Abdo "was fully aware that he was being investigated for possession of child pornography from November of 2010." A military hearing last month, article 32, it is court-martialed-went absent without leave over the weekend of July 4.
DIVISION of criminal investigation of the military, along with the Federal Joint Terrorism Task Force also considered Abdo earlier this year after he was flagged for the unspecified anti-American comments taking a language class in April, according to an official us investigation.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is underway, said neither the military nor the task force discovered nothing to indicate at the time was planning an attack, Abdo, the official said.
Abdo's arrest came after the owners of a local gun store — in the same place where the Fort Hood shooting suspect 2009 Maj. Hasan Nidal organisation bought a pistol used in the attack — called police, said the warning of the army.
Store clerk Greg Ebert said the man arrived in a taxi Tuesday on arms LLC and purchased 6 kapnizomena pounds of gunpowder, three boxes of ammunition and a shotgun for a semi-automatic pistol magazine, paying around $ 250. Ebert said was because when the man tells many questions about the items didn't.