Man arrested for planning terror attack on Christmas in San Francisco


He was speaking about this to an undercover FBI employee. Jameson denied the allegation but the FBI started watching Jameson in September after becoming aware of social media activity in which he “liked” or “loved” posts about terror attacks and ISIS.

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Jameson met with an undercover employee on December 16 asking for an assault rifle and explosives. He wanted to use explosives to “funnel” people into a location where he could inflict casualties and considered that Christmas was the perfect day to commit the attack. Jameson said he’d just started working as a tow truck driver, which could help in the attack. He expressed loyalty to ISIS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and offered to donate money and contribute his firearms skills. Jameson was a former marine. He served in the US Marines in 2009 but later was discharged for fraudulent enlistment because he failed to disclose a latent asthma history. On December 20, authorities searched his home in Modesto and found firearms, empty magazines, ammunition and fireworks. During the search, Jameson talked about supporting ISIS and terrorism and said he would be happy if the attack were carried out. If convicted, Jameson could be sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined $250,000. is scheduled for a detention hearing December 28.


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