A man in Modesto, CA, was planning a terrorist attack at Pier 39 in San Francisco on Christmas day. The FBI has arrested Everitt Aaron Jameson. They found guns and fireworks in his home.
On social media, Jameson posted and liked pro-ISIS and pro-terrorism content. He told the FBI he was inspired by the New York City terrorist attack in October as well as the San Bernardino terrorst attack of 2015.
What agents recovered at suspect's home – letter, last will & testament, firearms and rounds pic.twitter.com/NbmcUgHDfW
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Pier 39 is a popular tourist attraction and would likely have been very busy during the holiday.
Officials say Jameson was talking to an undercover FBI agent. They add that he was arrested earlier this week and a search warrant was executed at his Modesto home. Several firearms were found, along with fireworks.
ABC7 News contacted officials at Pier 39 to ask for a response, they say they did not know about this plot.
The FBI has been under a ton of scrutiny lately for their handling of the Clinton email investigation and the Trump-Russia investigation. I’ve been quite critical myself. Let’s not forget that they do more than chase crooked politicians. Their anti-terrorism efforts have foiled more plots than they’ve let slip through. They deserve our gratitude.