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AWOL soldier accused of plotting attack on Fort Hood condemned 2009 rampage at Texas Army base
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) ' Officials say a Muslim soldier who once condemned the fatal shootings of 13 people at Fort Hood now has admitted planning to launch his own attack there.
Pfc. Naser Abdo was arrested Wednesday in a motel room near the main gate of the Texas base. Authorities say weapons were stashed in the room.
Abdo cited the 2009 Fort Hood attack in an essay he wrote while he was seeking conscientious objector status. He wrote the attack was "counter to what I believe in as a Muslim."
Abdo went absent without leave from Fort Campbell, Ky., earlier this month. He was approved this year as a conscientious objector, but his discharge was put on hold amid military charges that child pornography was found on a computer he used.