New York: Former US Navy SEAL, widely known for his assertion of eliminating Osama bin Laden in 2011, has been apprehended in Texas on charges of causing physical harm, as per an article by The New York Post.
The incident involves Robert O’Neil, who was taken into custody on Wednesday in Frisco. He was subsequently released on a bail of USD 3,500 the same day, according to details cited from The Dallas Morning News, a local publication catering to the Dallas-Fort Worth region in Texas.
The charges brought against the former Navy SEAL comprise a Class A misdemeanor for assault resulting in bodily injury and a Class C misdemeanor for public intoxication. Notably, the jail records only indicated the assault accusation, as outlined by The New York Post.
O’Neil gained significant attention for his assertion that he fired the fatal shots that culminated in the elimination of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks. These events occurred during a covert operation conducted by the US in Pakistan in 2011. In his book titled “The Operator,” published in 2017, he narrated the incident. Nevertheless, the authenticity of his claims has neither been substantiated nor refuted by the US government, as reported by The New York Post.
This incident is not O’Neil’s first brush with controversy. In 2016, he faced legal issues for driving under the influence in Montana; however, these charges were subsequently dropped by prosecutors, as detailed by CBS News.