The U.S. Army, according to Fox News, is investigating allegations that five people tried to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC.
The Army’s Criminal Investigation Division told Fox News that the reports so far are still just allegations, and “there is no credible information to support them”.
Nevertheless, there is an ongoing CID investigation.
Two sources at Fort Jackson revealed that the five accused individuals were detained in December, and all were enrolled in an Arabic translation-training program, referred to in the Army as “Lima 09”.
“Each of the suspected individuals uses Arabic as his first language”, one source told Fox.
Fort Jackson is the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the U.S. Army, training 50 percent of all Soldiers and 80 percent of the women entering the Army each year.
Fort Jackson provides basic training and advanced individual training to 50,000 soldiers each year.
The 52,000-acre post hosts more than 3,900 active duty soldiers and employs almost 5,200 civilians and provides services for more than 36,000 retirees and their family members. An additional 12,000 students attend courses at the Soldier Support Institute, Chaplain Center, and School and Drill Sergeant School annually.