Infantryman arrested for allegedly offering bomb-making instructions to target politicians

A soldier with the 1st Infantry Division has been charged with sending instructions for making a bomb over social media, some of which would have resulted in viable explosives, and were sent with the knowledge that they could be used to target politicians, according to the Department of Justice.

Spc. Jarrett William Smith, 24, was arrested Saturday and charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. He was serving at the time of his arrest as an infantryman with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Smith admitted during the arrest that he knows how to make improvised explosive devices, and that in online chat rooms he routinely provides instructions on building explosive devices, according to Department of Justice documents.

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Source: Army Times