Army Soldier Charged

Shared Bomb Info Online

Associated Press
September 24, 2019 - 10:06 am

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal authorities have arrested an Army soldier who is accused of discussing a possible bomb attack with an FBI informant and targeting left-leaning activists and a media organization.

Jarrett William Smith, a 24-year-old private from South Carolina stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, was charged with sharing bomb-making instructions online.

Smith discussed presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke with an undercover informant.

O'Rourke's campaign said it takes all threats seriously.

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