An AWOL soldier., a stockpile of explosives, and a plot to attack fellow soldiers. It all unfolded this week in Killeen – just an hour north of Austin. The suspected target was Ft. Hood, the nation’s largest military post.
The man now under arrest is Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo. He had recently applied for conscientious objector status – citing his Islamic faith – when the Army was about to send him to Afghanistan. But then he went AWOL, traveling to Texas from his home base in Ft. Campbell, Ky.
Just as he started his story about the “young man showing up here in a taxi cab” for a small crowd gathered at his counter, Greg Ebert was cut off by a a phone ringing beside him. He’d lost count of how many calls he’d already received on Thursday.
“I got it,” Ebert laughed. “Guns Galore. May I help you?”
A radio reporter was on the other line, keeping Ebert away from his work and on the air. Everyone wanted to hear how he helped bring down a terror plot against Ft. Hood.
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