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Reports: Missing Soldier Found, Arrested In Texas With Explosives In Car

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An AWOL soldier from Fort Campbell, Ky., has been arrested in Killeen, Texas, near Fort Hood. Army Pfc. Naser Abdo was being held Thursday, a day after his arrest by local police at a motel in the central Texas town.

Fox News is reporting that Abdo had arms in his possession at the time of his arrest:

Abdo was allegedly found with weapons and explosives at the time of his arrest, a senior Army source confirms to Fox News. He was arrested at around 2 p.m. Wednesday after someone called authorities to report a suspicious individual.

KWTX.com cites and un-named FBI source as telling them that Abdo had “bomb-making components in his car.”

Abdo, who went AWOL on July 4, had applied for and won conscientious objector status this spring. The AP reports he was not eligible for discharge, however, until the resolution of a 2010 child pornography case, for which he now faces court-martial.

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