The previous Navy SEAL who claims to have shot and killed Osama bin Laden has been arrested in Texas.
Robert O’Neill, 47, was booked into jail in Frisco on Wednesday and launched later that day on a $3,500 bond, reported The Dallas Morning News.
He was charged with a Class A misdemeanour of assault inflicting bodily harm and a Class C misdemeanour cost of public intoxication.
Mr O’Neill was a member of SEAL Group 6 throughout the famed 2011 mission and subsequently claimed that he had fired the photographs which killed the al Qaeda chief and September 11 mastermind at his Pakistan compound.
Mr O’Neill had been within the Dallas space to file a podcast at a cigar lounge, according to The New York Post.
It isn’t Mr O’Neill’s first run-in with legislation enforcement.
In 2016, he was arrested in Montana on suspicion of driving beneath the affect after police stated they discovered him asleep within the driver’s seat of a car with the engine nonetheless operating, reported The Montana Standard. He blamed a prescription sleeping capsule that he informed officers he took to take care of insomnia and prosecutors dropped the costs.
He was as a substitute charged with negligent endangerment and the prosecution was deferred whereas he underwent therapy.
Mr O’Neill, who is from Montana, was banned from flying on Delta Air Traces after he posted a photograph of himself with no masks, when it was nonetheless required due to Covid-19.
He first made his declare that he was the individual who killed Osama bin Laden in a 2014 interview with The Washington Submit.
The US authorities has by no means confirmed nor denied his declare, and completely different accounts of the operation have clouded who really pulled the set off.
Some within the special operations community have criticised Mr O’Neill for breaking the code of silence related to Naval Particular Warfare.
The official model of occasions will probably not be de-classified for many years.