Thursday, July 28, 2011
Breaking News: Terror Attacked Foiled at Fort Hood!
Abdo purchased six pounds of smokeless black powder, a box of shotgun shells, and a .40 caliber magazine from the Guns Galore store in Killeen. He raised suspicions in clerk Greg Ebert when he arrived and left in a taxi and indicated that he was not sure what he was buying.
After leaving the gunstore, Abdo had purchased a uniform at a military surplus store and patches of the sort worn by soldiers assigned to Fort Hood, apparently with the intent of infiltrating the facility.
Abdo is currently being held in the Killeen City Jail, where he is facing federal bomb-making charges. Once charges are filed, U.S. Marshals will take custody of Abdo and bring him before a magistrate in Waco.
He had been on the run since July 4, after going AWOL from his duty station of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, after being sought on a warrant for possession of child pornography.
Abdo enlisted in the Army in March 2009, trained as an infantryman, and in June of that year was assigned to to 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell. He was reportedly raised in Texas and of Palestinian descent.
On July 27, 2011, Fort Hood Chief Circuit Judge Colonel Gregory Gross set a March 5, 2012 trial date for Hasan to be court martialed for the Fort Hood shooting rampage with a recommendation for the death penalty.