Ex-Marine charged in Is­lamic State case

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Spencer S. Hsu

A District ex-Marine has been charged with fed­eral firearms of­fenses, U.S. pros­e­cu­tors said, after his mil­i­tary train­ing and Face­book posts ex­press­ing pro-Is­lamic State and ex­trem­ist-racist ide­olo­gies made him an ob­ject of an un­der­cover FBI in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Clark Cal­loway, 38, a di­vorced con­struc­tion worker, was ar­rested Thurs­day after buy­ing an AK-47 au­to­matic ri­fle and am­mu­ni­tion for $250 in two in­stall­ments from a paid FBI in­for­mant who had posed as an Is­lamic State sym­pa­thizer. The FBI dis­abled the weapon be­fore­hand.

Ac­cord­ing to an ar­rest af­fi­davit by FBI Spe­cial Agent Adam Pool, Cal­loway told the in­for­mant, the third paid FBI source to ap­proach him in a year-long in­ves­ti­ga­tion, that he was think­ing about at­tack­ing po­lice and pre­par­ing for a race war.

Cal­loway al­legedly men­tioned a po­lice sta­tion in Washington such as the 1st District sub­sta­tion near his work near Penn­syl­va­nia Av­enue SE, al­though he did not want to tar­get Mus­lim of­fi­cers, Pool wrote.

He was charged by crim­i­nal com­plaint with pos­ses­sion of a firearm or am­mu­ni­tion by a felon and trans­porta­tion of a firearm with the in­tent to com­mit a felony, namely as­sault with a deadly weapon.

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