FBI: "we didn't find his Al Qaeda membership card, he can't be a terrorist…"

Atlas Shrugs:

New Jersey Terror Bust: grenade launcher, weapons cache from Virginia man at motel

Lloyd Woodson, 43

Jihad Watch:

Grenade launcher, weapons cache seized in New Jersey hotel room from man with “Middle Eastern headdress” — FBI says no terrorism link

…and the MSM is scratching their heads wondering what could have possibly motivated him:

“Investigators also found Middle Eastern red and white traditional headdress, Forrest said.” That would suggest that this guy is either a jihadi or a jihadi wannabe. But when the FBI says there is no “terrorism link,” they mean essentially that they did not find an Al-Qaeda membership card in his wallet. Is he a Muslim? Does he hold to the jihad doctrine? One thing is almost certain: the clueless and PC FBI, which is too busyplaying the dhimmi to stealth jihad groups to remember what the I in its name means, doesn’t know the answers to those questions, and hasn’t tried to find them out.

Convenience Store Clerks Are Our First Line of Defense Alert: “Somerset authorities seize grenade launcher, weapons cache from Virginia man at motel,” by Jennifer Golson for The Star-Ledger, January 25 (thanks to Pamela, )

UPDATE: FBI finds no terrorism link to Virginia man with weapons cache in N.J. motel roomBRANCHBURG — Somerset County investigators seized a cache of weapons including a grenade launcher and hundreds of rounds of ammunition today from the Branchburg motel room of a Virginia man, who also had maps of a U.S. military facility and an out-of-state civilian community.

Lloyd Woodson, 43, whose last known address was Reston, Va., today faces multiple offenses, including second-degree unlawful weapons possession and fourth-degree possession of prohibited weapons, Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne Forrest said.

Read the update: Virginia man had weapons cache, grenade launcher stashed in N.J. hotel room.

At the time of his arrest, Woodson was wearing a military-style ballistic vest with a reinforced steel plate and carrying a .223-caliber assault rifle that had been altered to fire .50-caliber ammunition, Forrest [said]. He was also carrying four loaded magazines with hollow-point ammunition, Forrest said.

Branchburg police confronted Woodson at 3:55 a.m. at the Quick Chek convenience store on Route 28 after receiving a call reporting a suspicious person. Branchburg Patorlman [sic] Steven Cronce noticed a large bulge beneath the green, military-style jacket that Woodson was wearing, which was later determined to be the assault rifle with a defaced serial number, Forrest said.

Woodson appeared “extremely nervous” as Cronce questioned him, and he ultimately ran from the convenience store toward the Regency Trailer Park on Route 22, Forrest. Officers found Woodson hiding in the bushes and he attempted to run, Forrest said.

Officers tackled him and used pepper spray to subdue Woodson, Forrest said.

Detectives later searched Woodson’s room at the Red Mill Inn on Route 22 and found weapons including a .308-caliber semi-automatic assault rifle with a defaced serial number, a grenade launcher, hundreds .50-caliber and .308-caliber rounds, a police scanner, and the maps of a U.S. military installation and an out-of-state civilian community, Forrest said. Woodson, who is a Navy veteran, had been staying at the hotel since last week.

An “out-of-state civilian community”? What an odd locution. A synagogue, perhaps?

Investigators also found Middle Eastern red and white traditional headdress, Forrest said….

7 thoughts on “FBI: "we didn't find his Al Qaeda membership card, he can't be a terrorist…"”

  1. “He’s just a loner. He just needs psychological counseling,” she said.
    (wife / deserted wife)

    Don’t they all?

  2. Probably!

    Predictable mantra-
    ‘No-o-o-o-o-o! Of course not. He just attended our mosques for a little while then went ‘s-t-r-a-n-g-e’.’

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