MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia man wearing body armor and armed with a training rifle, two knives and ammo is facing terrorism charges after being arrested near two schools.
Martinsburg police say 23-year-old William Everett Alemar was arrested Monday after he was seen running in full desert camouflage and a ballistic vest with what appeared to be an assault rifle. Authorities later discovered the training rifle fires pellets.
Detective Lt. G.B. Swartwood says police have confirmed Alemar was once in the military and are checking his current military status.
Swartwood says Alemar told police he was exercising.
Alemar was charged with committing a terrorist act and wearing body armor while committing a crime. He is being held on a $50,000 bail.
It was not immediately clear whether Alemar had an attorney.