This looks like a typical FBI setup, though the guy does seem more willing than in some of the other setups.
Via CBS San Francisco:
The FBI announced Friday that they arrested a man suspected of offering to carry out a terrorist attack on Christmas Day in San Francisco.
Authorities said 26-year-old Everitt Aaron Jameson was arrested at his home in Modesto on Wednesday morning.
According to the criminal complaint, Jameson detailed his plans with
an undercover FBI agent.
“Jameson specifically named Pier 39 in San Francisco as a target location because he had been there before and knew that it was a heavily crowded area, and that, according to Jameson, no reconnaissance or site survey would be necessary (because Jameson already was familiar with the area). Jameson explained that he also desired to use explosives, and described a plan in which explosives could “tunnel” or “funnel” people into a location where Jameson could inflict casualties,” the criminal complaint said.
Authorites said Jameson also suggested Christmas Day would be a “perfect day” for an attack.
Jameson also said to another undercover FBI agent that he did not need an escape plan and was “ready to die.”
The plot seemed to unravel earlier this week. Jameson told the agent that he had second thoughts about carrying out his plan, but agents had enough evidence to search his Modesto home.
During the search, FBI agents interviewed Jameson, who observed “At periodic times during that interview Jameson state his support of ISIS and terrorism and discussed aspects of the plan to carry out an attack, noting that he would be happy if an attack was carried out.”
Agents said a suicide note written by Jameson was also found at the home, which specifically referenced President Donald Trump and giving Jerusalem to the Jews.
Rifles, a handgun and ammunition were also found during the search of his home.
Jameson has prior military experience, graduating from basic recruit training in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2009 and earning the “sharpshooter” rifle qualification. He was later discharged for “fraudulent enlistment” after he failed to disclose a latent asthma history.
Recently, Jameson was a tow truck driver in Modesto. He was a recent convert to Islam.
As of Friday afternoon, Jameson remained in federal custody.