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Ex-marine 'planned San Francisco Christmas terror attack'

Ex-marine 'planned San Francisco Christmas terror attack'

Jameson, a tow-truck driver from Modesto, California, had planned to target the city's busy Pier 39 tourist spot, according to an affidavit submitted by FBI Special Agent Christopher McKinney.

Jameson - who had a sharpshotter rifel qualification - also told the agent that Christmas Day would be "the flawless day to commit the attack" and that he "did not need an escape plan because he was ready to die", according to the affidavit.

CNN's Kim Hutcherson spoke with Jameson's family who said they are shocked. As a former soldier, he said, "I have been trained in combat and things of war". An undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation employee posing an ISIS leader reached out to Jameson, who reportedly was flattered by the attention.

The undercover employee told Jameson to not do anything without his knowledge, adding he needed to get approval from his superiors. The martyrdom letter was "signed with an Islamic variation" of Jameson's name.

That evening, Jameson told his undercover contact, "I don't think I can do this after all".

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According to the documents, Jameson graduated from basic training with the U.S. Marines in 2009 with sharpshooter qualification and expertise with rifle marksmanship. And he picked Pier 39, the documents state, because he "had been there before and knew it was a heavily crowded area" and that "no reconnaissance or site survey would be necessary". "Jameson explained that he also desired to use explosives".

Jameson said the United States needed "another attack like NY or San Bernardino", adding that he wanted to use vehicles and firearms to carry out an attack.

Earlier this week, Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi, was charged with detonating a pipe bomb in the NY transit system that led to multiple injuries.

He "loved" a post on November 29 of a terror propaganda image of Santa Claus standing in NY with a box of dynamite.

In a letter seized at his home, presumably meant to be found after his death, Jameson wrote that "You've allowed Donald J Trump to give away Al Quds (Jerusalem) to the Jews", a reference to the president's controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Authorities charged Jameson with terrorism on Friday. Jameson is due back in court next week for a detention hearing and on January 5th he is scheduled for a preliminary hearing where you just heard his defense attorney confirm he will plead not guilty.

Gordon Jameson Sr. told KRON4 his grandson converted to Islam, but he had no reason to believe he would do anything violent.

"I don't know too much about the case. but I know my son wouldn't harm nobody. He's a great man and I want people to know that", Shantel said.

KTVU has learned Jameson's ex wife, 25-year-old Ashley Jameson, has been in prison in Chowchilla since May of 2017 on a robbery charge. They said Jameson, normally a kind and gentle man, was depressed after losing custody of his two young children - ages 2 and 3 - while his wife was serving time in jail.

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If Santa visits the home of a couple arrested in York, Nebraska , there's no telling what he might have in his pipe. The Jirons were taken in on charges including possession with the intent to distribute, according to the newspaper.


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