Georgia Army National Guardsmen with the Elberton based 1st Battalion, 214th Field Artillery Regiment fire a Time on Target fire mission during The Kansas National Guard’s Big Bow, a brigade artillery exercise featuring Guardsmen from Kansas, Missouri and Georgia at Fort Riley, Kan., on June 11, 2019. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class R.J. Lannom Jr.)

FBI Arrests Army Soldier Who Allegedly Discussed Plans to Bomb Major American News Network

The FBI has arrested a U.S. soldier who allegedly discussed plans to bomb a major American news network, planned to travel to Ukraine to fight with violent far-right group Azov Battalion and allegedly distributed information online on how to build bombs. He also allegedly suggested targeting Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.

According to charging documents in the case, Jarrett William Smith, who transferred to Fort Riley, Kansas, in July, joined the U.S. military only after first expressing his desire to fight in Ukraine.

On Aug. 19, 2019, Smith allegedly spoke with an FBI informant in an online chat group and discussed a plan for an attack inside the U.S., his search for more “radicals” like himself and the possibility of killing members of the group Antifa.

Read more at ABC News

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