(AIR FORCE TIMES) A 20-year-old man has been charged with planning a suicide bomb attack against the Fort Riley military base in Kansas, in an alleged plot to support the Islamic State group, federal prosecutors said Friday.
John T. Booker, of Topeka, was arrested Friday morning while trying to arm what he thought what a 1,000-pound bomb inside a van near the base, according to court documents. He was scheduled to appear in federal court in Topeka later in the day. Court documents don't indicate whether he has an attorney, and he didn't have a publicly listed phone number.
Prosecutors allege that he first met with an undercover FBI agent in October and expressed desire to engage in violent jihad on behalf of the terrorist group. The two met several times over the next several months, with Booker discussing ideas for killing Americans, according to the criminal complaint, which states that Booker told the informant that the act was permitted by because the Quran "says to kill your enemies wherever they are."
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