Fort Hood Suspect Indicted By Federal Grand jury

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The Army private who was arrested in connection with an alleged plot to attack Fort Hood soldiers was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a fugitive from justice.

On July 27, police arrested Naser Jason Abdo, a soldier who was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky.

When police arrested Abdo, he was in possession of a handgun and had instructions on how to make bomb-making components, court papers say.

Court documents also allege that Abdo intended to use the materials to assemble two destructive devices with the intention of detonating them inside an unspecified restaurant frequented by soldiers from Fort Hood.

Abdo remains in federal custody. If convicted, he faces up to ten years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine per count.

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