Jarret William Smith Biography
Jarrett William Smith is from Fort Riley, Kansas. He has joined the army in 2017, was arrested on Saturday after he allegedly distributed information online on how to build bombs.
The FBI has arrested a member of U.S. Army who allegedly discussed plans to bomb a major U.S. news network, discussed traveling to Ukraine to fight with violent far-right group, and allegedly distributed info online on how to build bombs. He also allegedly mentioned @BetoORourke.
— Mike Levine (@MLevineReports) September 23, 2019
Jarret William Smith Age
He is 24 years old.
Jarrett William Smith US Army Soldier Plat Bombing
Another Thwarted Mass Attack..
Jarret William Smith is a U.S. Army soldier arrested by the FBI for allegedly discussing plans to “bomb a major U.S. news network,”
ThanQ all LEOs and Agencies involvedhttps://t.co/v009Kx3cWv
— Steven Lundgren (@love4thegameAK) September 23, 2019
On Aug. 19, 2019, Smith allegedly spoke with an FBI informant in an online chat group and discussed a plan for an attack inside the U.S., his search for more “radicals” like himself, and the possibility of killing members of the group Antifa.
Then, in a Telegram conversation with an undercover FBI agent on Sept. 20, Smith allegedly had this exchange:
Jarret William Smith Arrested
Again I’ve uploaded Smith’s Complaint to my public drive which you can access below.
This is yet another instance of the FBI doing solid work to prevent a (Domestic) terror attack on our soil by another American. Thank you FBI.https://t.co/WAAu1vASiw
— File411 (@File511) September 23, 2019
Smith was arrested on Sept. 21, and he allegedly admitted to the FBI that he provides people online with instructions for building bombs.
Jarrett William Smith is a serving member of the US Army over plot to bomb major news network, according to reports. He is also said to have discussed Beto O’Rourke as a target and traveling to Ukraine to fight with far-right group Azov Battalion.
Jarret William Smith Charges
Report: FBI Arrest Army Vet Who Allegedly Planned to Bomb News Outlet https://t.co/aMrAQx79Q0
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— USA UK News (@trendsNewsday) September 23, 2019
According to CNBC, the Department of Justice has charged Smith with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction based on a Facebook post where he is alleged to have provided instructions for building bombs.
According to charging documents in the case, Jarrett William Smith, who transferred to Fort Riley, Kansas, in July, joined the U.S. military only after first expressing his desire to fight in Ukraine.
The FBI says he admits to providing online instructions for building bombs to cause ‘chaos’. He faces 20 years in prison if convicted.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Jarrett William Smith, of Fort Riley, Kansas, was arrested on Saturday and charged with distributing information relating to weapons of mass destruction
- Smith is also said to have discussed fighting with a far-right group in Ukraine
- He is said to have spoken with fellow American, Craig Lang, who fought with the Right Sector in Ukraine, allegedly telling him he ‘got knowledge of IEDs for days’
- ‘Put the ball in the tank of the vehicle and leave. 30 minutes later, BOOM’, he allegedly wrote of a plot to bomb a major news network’s headquarters
- When probed on targets in Texas, Smith allegedly replied: ‘Outside of Beto?’