Kansas Man Charged With Plotting Suicide Attack at Fort Riley

11 Apr 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

FBI: Man plotted suicide bomb attack at Kansas military base.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 20-year-old man accused of planning a suicide attack at Fort Riley was arrested Friday while trying to arm what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb near the Kansas military base as part of a plot to support the Islamic State group, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors allege he told an FBI informant that he wanted to kill Americans and engage in violent jihad on behalf of the terrorist group, believing the attack was justified because the Quran “says to kill your enemies wherever they are,” according to court documents.

According to the criminal complaint, the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been tracking Booker since March of last year when he posted Facebook messages in which he said: “Getting ready to be killed in jihad is a HUGE adrenaline rush!! Since October, he had unknowingly been in contact with an undercover FBI agent and in March of this year was introduced to another undercover agent who posed as a high-ranking sheik planning terrorist attacks on the United States. Jackson, the special agent in charge of the F.B.I.’s local office. “Over a period of months, he began doing and taking actions that were more than just mere talking,” Mr. His spokesman didn’t immediately respond to an email from The Associated Press asking about Booker’s religious background and when he may have become radicalized.

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