LAST YEAR the FBI announced it was searching for an ex-army recruit suspected of plotting a Fort Hood-inspired Islamist attack.
Rusty Shackleford at The Jawa Report has identified the suspect – John Thomas Booker, Jr.
He goes by the alias Muhammad Abdullah Hassan on Facebook.
John Thomas Booker from Topeka, Kansas was arrested Friday for trying to support ISIS and planning a bomb attack on Fort Riley.
Federal prosecutors have announced an arrest in a case involving a “national security matter.”
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom and an FBI special agent announced that 20-year-old John Thomas Booker from Topeka was arrested in Manhattan for trying to support ISIS.
He wanted to set off a bomb at Fort Riley. The arrest was made Friday morning.
“I want to reassure the public that at no time was there ever a breach of Fort Riley military base. Recently, the command staff at Fort Riley worked hand in hand with law enforcement to ensure the utmost security and protection for the men and women who serve our country and the surrounding communities that surround the base,” said Eric Jackson, FBI Special Agent.
Booker went to Topeka West High and the Flint Hills Job Corps.
Hat Tip Tony