The FBI is looking for a recent Army recruit who authorities believe is planning a “Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers,” Fox News reports. The 902 Military Intelligence Group at Fort Leavenworth is also involved in the search.
An alert was recently issued to “inform and protect officers who may encounter this individual or others exhibiting the same aspirations.” The report states the source of the information in the alert was listed as an “FBI agent.”
The alert states:
“On 20 March 2014, the Kansas City Division FBI became aware of an individual named BOOKER aka Muhammad Abdullah Hassan who had publicly stated his intention to commit jihad, bidding farewell to his friends and making comments indicating his jihad was imminent. BOOKER had been recruited by the US Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for Basic Training on 7 April 2014. Kansas City Division Agents interviewed BOOKER on 20 March 2014.”
Capt. Ty Balzer, a Marine Corps spokesman, confirmed the authenticity of the alert to Fox News.
“Law enforcement sources familiar with the alert said it appeared to suggest that there may be others in addition to Booker who also might have expressed similar intentions to commit jihad against U.S. military installations,” the report adds.
Read Fox News’ entire report here.