STERLING, Va. – A former National Guardsman is accused of plotting to help ISIS and contemplating a Fort Hood-style attack against the U.S. military.
According to NBC Washington, 26-year-old Mohamed Jalloh is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was originally from Sierra Leone.
He joined the National Guard but quit after hearing lectures from radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
Court affidavits say Jalloh spoke with someone he believed was an ISIS supporter. In fact, the man was an FBI informant.
Prosecutors say Jalloh said he was considering conducting an attack like Maj. Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 people and wounded 32 others in a shooting at Fort Hood.
Court records indicate that FBI agents saw Jalloh buying an assault rifle on Saturday at a gun shop.
Jalloh is charged with providing material support to ISIS. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.