FBI: California Man Planned Christmas Attack On San Francisco’s Pier 39

The FBI said the Christmas Day attack was planned for Pier 39, a popular San Francisco tourist destination near Fisherman’s Wharf. Eric Risberg/AP

A tow truck driver from Modesto, Calif., is in custody and charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

The FBI says Everitt Jameson, 26, told an undercover agent, who he believed to be with the Islamic State, that he wanted to conduct a violent attack on the popular San Francisco tourist spot Pier 39.

Alex Emslie of member station KQED reports for our Newscast unit:

“According to a special agent’s affidavit filed in federal court Friday, Jameson got the FBI’s attention by liking and loving pro-ISIS Facebook posts. Undercover agents posing as ISIS operatives contacted him asking him how they could help.

“Jameson allegedly said he’d like to use explosives and assault weapons to attack people near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, and

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