A soldier in the Army of the EE. UU. in Kansas was arrested for sharing in your personal account on Facebook a post that explained how to manufacture an explosive device. In addition to in another message, he explained his strategy to attack the democratic presidential candidate Beto O'rourke and to a "major chain of american news".
The defendant, Jarrett William Smith , 24 years old, joined the Army in June of 2017 and had been stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, from July 2019, according to documents filed Monday. Allegedly sent messages on Facebook about his desire to join a paramilitary group, with violent far-right in Ukraine, spoke with an informant about the murder of members of anti-fascists and participated repeatedly in conversations online, even with an undercover FBI agent, on techniques to build bombs and other explosives.
In a conversation on September 20 quoted in the documents of the indictment, the undercover agent allegedly asked Smith about how to build explosives, and Smith gave instructions, some of which a technician of pumps of the FBI concluded that they were "viable" and others that do not. When Smith asked about the target of the attack, the undercover agent replied: "political of TX", and then referred to a "mayor-liberal Texas".
A spokesman for the team of O'rourke said that the campaign was in contact with the FBI regarding the case.
"We are grateful to the FBI for their diligence in the handling of this case and for their work to keep our country safe from threats internal terrorist," the spokesman said. "It's not about a single person or a campaign, and we will not let this frighten us, or do we step back in the fight for what is right."Updated Date: 25 September 2019, 01:01