“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.”ABC:
In August, Jarrett William 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.
- Major News Network-large vehicle bomb.
- Beto O’Rourke.
What we know about Jarrett William Smith:
- 24 years old.
- From Fort Riley, Kansas.
- Private First Class.
- Joined Army to go to Ukraine to fight with far-right group Azov Battalion.
- Allegedly distributed information online on how to build bombs.
- Charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction.