FBI officials say that they have stopped a man who appeared to be planning a terrorist attack at San Francisco’s Pier 39.
According to documents, Everitt Aaron Jameson picked out the location because he knew that it was going to be a heavily crowded area. He added that it was going to be easy to “funnel” people into the area, making casualties more massive. There is no word as to whether they found any weapons with Jameson. (source) 2:05 p.m. ET December 22, 2017
The man was inspired by the attack in New York City from October 31st, where a man drove into a crowd of people. Multiple firearms and fireworks were found at his home. (source) 2:29 p.m. ET December 22, 2017
The man arrested was a former Marine who was discharged. He had a “sharpshooter” rifle qualification and expertise with rifle marksmanship. (source) 3:24 p.m. ET December 22, 2017