FBI Thwarts Man Allegedly Planning Christmas Terror Attack At Pier 39

FBI Thwarts Man Allegedly Planning Christmas Terror Attack At Pier 39

The FBI stopped a former Marine who was plotting a Christmas Day terror attack at San Francisco's Pier 39 popular tourist destination, according to documents.

After an FBI investigation, Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, was arrested and charged Friday with attempt to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Jameson also "liked" and "loved" several pro-ISIS and pro-terrorism Facebook posts beginning in September, the complaint stated. Jameson is also said to have posted about his radical beliefs on social media and stated his support for the October 31 terror attack in NY that killed eight people.

On Nov. 3, Jameson filled out a franchise tow truck driver application with the Modesto Police Department to be employed by a local towing company that has a contract with the city of Modesto, the complain said. Court documents say Jameson told the undercover agent he chose Pier 39 because he knew it was often crowded.

The FBI says he wanted to use explosives to "funnel" people into a location where he could inflict casualties.

Undercover FBI agents began more closely following Jameson in December and messaging him. Jameson returned the call and learned the name of the employee, but not the employer. Later that night, Jameson told the Federal Bureau of Investigation contact that he had "reconsidered". They add that he was arrested earlier this week and a search warrant was executed at his Modesto home.

Citing a court document, the ABC television affiliate in San Francisco reported Friday that Everitt Aaron Jameson was targeting Pier 39 for the attack on December 25.

Jameson was discharged from the US Marine Corps about 2009 because he didn't tell the truth about his history with asthma, documents state.

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