An army soldier was arrested in Kansas on Monday after the FBI had expressed a desire to attack a Democratic candidate for 2020, Beto O'Rourke, and the American news network, and a far-right Ukrainian paramilitary Join group.
Forty-year-old Jarrett William Smith, 24, was indicted in federal court for distributing explosives and weapons of mass destruction information.
According to the Justice Department, Smith, who has been in the army for two years, "wanted to travel to Ukraine on Facebook to fight a paramilitary group called Azov Batallion."
Allegedly told an undercover agent that he was "looking for radicals like himself" and offered to teach other users how to make mobile phone explosives during a Facebook chat.
According to the lawsuit in the case, Smith spoke of "killing members of the extreme left-wing group Antifa, as well as destroying nearby cell towers or local news channels."
An undercover FBI agent asked Smith, "You have someone in Texas who is well-suited to fire, destruction, and death? Smith allegedly said," Outside of Beto? I do not know enough people who are relevant enough to make a difference in the event of death.
Allegedly, Smith proposed the headquarters of a "major American news network" as a potential target for a vehicle bomb.
"A big vehicle bomb. Fill a vehicle with [various explosive materials] then fill in a table tennis ball [commonly available chemical] by drilling and then spraying. Put the ball in the tank of the vehicle and leave. 30 minutes later, BOOM, "the criminal complaint quotes him.
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