TOPEKA, Kan. – A Kansas man was sentenced Tuesday to one year and four months in prison for helping a would-be jihadist’s unsuccessful plan to plant what they thought was a bomb at Fort Riley Army base.
Alexander Blair, 29, also was sentenced to two years of supervised probation. He was accused of loaning $100 to 21-year-old John T. Booker Jr. to store what they thought was an explosive device. The device was a fake bomb built by FBI informants. Prosecutors allege Booker intended to plant it outside the northeast Kansas base in support of the Islamic State group.