KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Latest on the sentencing of a man who thought he was setting off a bomb outside an Army post in Kansas to aid the Islamic State group (all times local):

3:10 p.m.

A 22-year-old man who admitted he tried to detonate what he thought was a bomb outside an Army post in Kansas to aid the Islamic State group was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.

John T. Booker Jr., of Topeka, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas. He pleaded guilty in February to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to destroy government property by fire or explosion.

Booker admitted he tried to set off a 1,000-pound bomb outside Fort Riley, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of Topeka. He was arrested near the post in April 2015 as he was trying to arm the device, which was inert.

He plotted the bombing with two contacts, who were actually confidential FBI sources.


11:30 a.m.

A man who has admitted he tried to set off what he thought was a bomb outside an Army post in Kansas to aid the Islamic State group is facing sentencing.

John Booker Jr., of Topeka, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas. He pleaded guilty in February to trying to arm what he thought was a 1,000-pound (450-kilogram) bomb outside Fort Riley, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of Topeka.

The plea agreement recommended a sentence of 30 years on one charge and 20 years on a second charged, to be served at the same time.

Booker plotted the bombing with two contacts who were confidential FBI sources. He acknowledged telling one of the sources that he wanted to kill Americans and participate in jihad.