UPDATE: Wallace reportedly has been taken into custody.
A 20-year-old U.S. Marine abandoned his base and apparently took heavy weapons with him to “get rid of child traffickers at the border,” according to an internal FBI situation report obtained by The Young Turks.
Job Wallace, a Marine Corps Lance Corporal, did not return to base at Camp Pendleton in California as scheduled on September 17th, after his authorized leave. By the 18th, an automatic rifle, an M14 rifle, a semi-automatic shotgun, and a pistol, all belonging to Wallace, were reported missing, the report says. Though Wallace’s whereabouts are currently unknown, on the morning of the 17th a vehicle with his license plate number was photographed at the Fort Hancock Border Patrol checkpoint in Texas, the report says. Despite its emphasis that “Wallace...may pose a threat of violence towards law enforcement or civilians,” at the time of this writing, the FBI has not notified the public of the potential threat. (The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)
The report, which references two separate informants, says that just prior to Wallace’s disappearance, he claimed to be hearing voices. “Wallace indicated he has been dissatisfied with his life in the Marine Corps and had mentioned on multiple occasions his desire to travel to Mexico to ‘take out’ cartel members and traffickers,” the report states. It also notes that Wallace “has given away or abandoned several valuable personal items recently…[and] cleared all personal belongings from his room at Camp Pendleton.”