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Bomb charge added against San Francisco Pier 39 terror plot suspect

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A federal grand jury has indicted a Central Valley man on charges of plotting to use homemade bombs during a Christmas Day attack on San Francisco's Pier 39. (KGO-TV)

A federal grand jury has indicted a Central Valley man on charges of plotting to use homemade bombs during a Christmas Day attack on San Francisco's Pier 39.

The indictment Thursday says 26-year-old Everitt Aaron Jameson intended to use pipe bombs to funnel people into an area of the popular tourist destination so he could shoot them.

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The charges, attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and distribution of information relating to destructive devices, each carry a penalty of 20 years behind bars and a quarter million dollar fine.

The indictment replaces a criminal complaint against the Modesto tow-truck driver.

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The FBI arrested Jameson on Dec. 22 after he talked about his plans to undercover agents, including one he thought was associated with the Islamic State group.

According to a handwritten letter obtained by the FBI, the 26-year-old who once trained as a Marine also referred to himself as Abdallah adu Everitt ibn Gordon.

Jameson is currently in custody and is due in court Friday.

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Assistant federal defender Charles Lee did not immediately return telephone and email messages from The Associated Press.

Click here and here for a look at the indictment documents.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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