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REPORT: U.S. SOLDIER ARRESTED IN POSSIBLE SECOND ATTACK ON FT. HOOD
Fox News is reporting that at least one U.S. soldier has been arrested in a possible plot to attack Ft. Hood, which was the target of a deadly attack in 2009.
A reported picture of Abdo from a Facebook profile allegedly belonging to him.
Fox cites sources who say that one person is in custody, but also notes that there are reports of two others also being apprehended:
According to an Army source, one AWOL soldier is in the custody of the Killeen Police Department near Fort Hood. He was not captured on base. According to another source, two other U.S. soldiers were also arrested earlier today after authorities recovered weapons and explosives.
In an update to its original story, Fox names the suspect asPft. Nasser Jason Abdo, and says he was allegedly found with “explosives and jihadist materials:”
Pvt. Nasser Jason Abdo, an AWOL soldier from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was arrested by the Killeen Police Department near Fort Hood and remains in custody there. Authorities, however, will not say if Abdo is the one who raised security concerns.
Abdo was allegedly found with explosives and jihadist materials at the time of his arrest, a senior Army source confirms to Fox News. He was arrested Wednesday afternoon after someone called authorities to report a suspicious individual.
A Ft. Hood spokesman told Fox that Abdo was also being investigated for having child pornography on his government computer. He went AWOL on July 4, just a day before his first scheduled deployment to Afghanistan.