John Hanna, The Associated Press

  • This undated photo provided by the Riley County (Kansas) Police Department shows Jarrett Smith, an Army infantry soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government. (Riley County Police Department via AP,File)
    ‘Satanist’ ex-soldier sentenced to 2 ½ years in bomb plot

    An ex-soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist and linked to a neo-Nazi group was sentenced Wednesday to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for distributing information through social media about building a bomb and making napalm.

  • In this Feb. 9 2015, file photo, vehicles park around a water tower at Fort Riley, Kan. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
    ‘Satanist’ Fort Riley soldier pleads guilty to bomb plot charges

    A 24-year-old an Army infantry soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government pleaded guilty Monday to distributing information through social media about building a bomb and making napalm.

  • In this Feb. 9 2015, file photo, vehicles park around a water tower at Fort Riley, Kan. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
    Prosecutor: ‘Satanist’ soldier sought government’s overthrow

    A prosecutor alleged in federal court Thursday that an Army infantry soldier charged with distributing information about building bombs is a Satanist who plotted to overthrow the U.S. government, while his attorney said he's only an internet troll caught "spouting off" online.

  • This Saturday, April 11, 2015 photo shows the Islamic Center of Topeka, Kan. Imam Omar Hazim says he was asked by the FBI to counsel a 20-year-old man who appeared to have mental problems and who is now charged with plotting a suicide bombing at Fort Riley, Kan. (AP Photo/Nicholas Clayton)
    Man charged in Kansas bomb plot called strange, troubled

    John T. Booker Jr. struck others as strange or even troubled but also as a young man not shy about discussing his faith as a Muslim or debating Islamic philosophy at the Topeka mosque he attended. His name tag at his last job identified him as Muhammad.

  • U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom holds news conference on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Federal Courthouse in Kansas City, Kan. John T. Booker was charged Friday with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempting to damage property by means of an explosive and attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group. Grissom says Booker was arrested Friday near Manhattan, Kan., about 100 miles west of Kansas City. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, John Sleezer)
    FBI: Man plotted suicide bomb attack at Kansas military base

    A 20-year-old man has been charged with planning a suicide bomb attack against the Fort Riley military base in Kansas, in an alleged plot to support the Islamic State group, federal prosecutors said Friday.