SOMERVILLE, N.J., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A man arrested in New Jersey who was allegedly traveling with two Bushmaster assault weapons had a map of Fort Drum, N.Y., federal investigators said.
Lloyd Woodson, 43, who once spent several years AWOL from the Navy, faces federal and state charges, The Star-Ledger of Newark. N.J., reported Tuesday. He made a brief appearance in Somerset County court, where a judge remanded him to the county jail.
Woodson, a Reston, Va., resident, was arrested early Monday after another customer at a convenience store in Branchburg became suspicious of a bulge under his coat. Investigators said he had been staying at a motel in Branchburg for about a week, and had weapons, a Middle Eastern-style headdress and the map of Fort Drum, an Army base near the Canadian border in New York, in his room.
"Woodson does not appear to have a link to any known terrorist groups, nor a specific terrorist plot," FBI Special Agent Brian Travers said. "However, the matter is still under investigation and these should only be considered preliminary findings."
A Navy spokesman said Woodson enlisted in 1988 and deserted a year later, The Star-Ledger reported. He was arrested in 1997 and given a dishonorable discharge.