UPDATE 2: Statement on arrest of Soldier in Killeen
UPDATE 2: Statement on PFC Naser J. Abdo released from Army Public Affairs:
"Private 1st Class Naser J. Abdo, age 21, was arrested on July 27. The Killeen Police Department is handling all information requests. The incident occurred in the Killeen community. U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, the KPD, and the FBI are involved in the ongoing investigation.
Abdo is assigned to and currently AWOL from Company E, 1st Brigade Combat Team (Rear Provisional), 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. He entered service in March 2009 and is from Garland, Texas.
His military occupational specialty is 11B, Infantryman. He has been at Fort Campbell since July 2009.
In June 2010, he submitted a Conscientious Objector packet that was approved in May 2011. The discharge was placed on hold pending disposition of charges of possession of child pornography that were preferred on May 13. His Article 32 hearing was completed June 15, and the investigating officer recommended referral of the charge to trial by General Court-Martial. On July 4, the Soldier's status changed from present for duty to AWOL.
Since he is in the custody of civilian authorities, jurisdiction over any potential new charges is yet to be determined. If returned to military control, he may face additional charges including AWOL.
For further information on this Soldier, media should contact Army Public Affairs, Media Relations Division, at 703-697-5662 or 693-5084."
1. For specific service history on this Soldier, media should contact Army Public Affairs, Media Relations Division, at (703) 697-5662 or (703) 693-5084.
2. A Killeen Police Department press conference will be held at the Killeen Police Department Headquarters located at 3304 Community Blvd., Killeen, Texas, at 2 p.m. July 28.
Statement on arrest of Soldier in Killeen
FORT HOOD, Texas -- We are aware at this time that Killeen Police Department arrested a Soldier yesterday. The incident leading to the arrest did not occur on Fort Hood and the Soldier was not a Fort Hood based Soldier.
At this time, all inquiries in regard to the arrest should be directed to Carroll Smith, Killeen Police PIO, at (254) 501-8807 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this time, there has been no incident at Fort Hood. We continue our diligence in keeping our force protection at appropriate levels.
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