FBI: Man planned ISIS-inspired Christmas Day terror attack at Pier 39, San Francisco


Federal officials say they’ve arrested a man who they say was planning a terror attack on Christmas Day in San Francisco in support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), CBS News justice correspondent Paula Reid reports.

This ABC7 screenshot shows Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, of Modesto, who was arrested by the FBI on allegations he plotted a terror attack targeting Pier 39 in San Francisco for Christmas Day 2017. (Courtesy of ABC7)

Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, has been charged with providing material support for terrorism, according to federal court documents. Prosecutors say Jameson planned to detonate an explosive on the city’s Pier 39 on Christmas because he knew it would be heavily crowded. Jameson was born in Modesto, California, a DOJ official told Reid.

An individual reported Jameson for suspicious activity on Facebook after he allegedly posted GIFs of attacks in the U.S. and the New York City attack that left 8 people dead in October, court documents say.

The FBI said it found a letter signed by Jameson in which he took credit for the planned attack. “You’ve Allowed Donald J Trump to give away Al Quds to the Jews,” the letter said, using the Arabic name for “Jerusalem.” Mr. Trump recently announced the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.


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