Man sentenced to 30 years in Fort Riley bomb plot
July 23, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who tried to set off what he thought was a bomb at an Army post to support the Islamic State group was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison.
John T. Booker Jr., 22, of Topeka, was arrested in April 2015 outside Fort Riley, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of Topeka, as he tried to arm what he thought was a bomb. When he pleaded guilty in February, he acknowledged that he wanted to kill Americans and participate in jihad to support the Islamic State group.
Booker intended to detonate the bomb, which he believed contained 1,000 pounds of a...