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Naser Jason Abdo Charged, Shouts 'Nidal Hasan Ft. Hood 2009!'

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Naser Jason Abdo has been charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device in an alleged plot to set off two bombs at a restaurant in Killeen, Texas. The establishment is frequented by soldiers stationed at nearby Ft. Hood.

According to the L.A. Times: At a hearing Friday in U.S. District Court in Waco, Texas, the 21-year-old Naser Jason Abdo, an Army private and converted Muslim, refused to stand and, as he was being ushered away, yelled out “Nidal Hasan Ft. Hood 2009!” It was a defiant reference to the Army major and psychiatrist who is charged with killing 13 people in a rampage at the base in 2009.