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FBI arrests man suspected of planning San Francisco Christmas attack

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The FBI says it found a “martyrdom letter” and several guns in the home of a Modesto tow truck driver who may have planned a Christmas attack on a popular San Francisco tourist destination.

Everitt Aaron Jameson was charged Friday with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

An FBI spokeswoman says that there currently is no specific or credible threat to the San Francisco Bay Area.

An FBI affidavit says Jameson told an undercover agent he believed to be associated with senior leadership of the Islamic State group and that he wanted to launch a violent attack on Pier 39 in San Francisco because it was a heavily crowded area.

The affidavit says he said Christmas Day would be the perfect day for an attack.

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