Details Released on Possible Fort Hood Attack Plot
Military serviceman Naser Abdo is in police custody Thursday after authorities found explosives and jihadist materials in his backpack, causing alarm about the potential for an attack on the nearby Fort Hood military base. The same base was also the site of a 2009 attack, carried out by Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, in which 13 were killed and nearly 30 others wounded.
Officials say Abdo was about to be deployed on his first tour of duty in Afghanistan when he
went AWOL on the weekend of July 4. Investigators discovered he was missing after they were alerted by local gun store owners to alarming behavior in which Abdo, passing back-and-forth between multiple stores, purchased ammunition and explosive materials.
Police discovered the ammo and jihadist material upon his arrest; Abdo was already being investigated on charges of child pornography, which was previously discovered on his government-issued computer.
According to Fox News's Jennifer Griffin, there are some indications that federal authorities are looking into other individuals possibly connected in the case, but no other arrests have yet been made.