Navy SEAL who claims he killed Osama Bin Laden was arrested

August 28, 2023
Robert Ayers

The man who claims to have been the Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden was recently arrested. 

The New York Post reports that 47-year-old Robert J. O'Neill, the former SEAL Team Six member, was arrested last week in Frisco, Texas.

What we know about the incident:

The short answer is not a whole lot.

Per the Post:

Robert J. O’Neill, 47, was booked Wednesday [Aug. 23, 2023] in Frisco and slapped with a Class A misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily injury and a Class C misdemeanor charge of public intoxication, although jail records listed only the assault charge . . .

O'Neill, the Post goes on to report, was released on the same day of the arrest after he posted a $3,500 bond.

So, at the time of this writing, we know that O'Neill has been charged with assault causing bodily injury and public intoxication and we know that he has been released on bond.

But, what we do not know is what O'Neill did that led to these charges.

Who is O'Neill?

O'Neill, as stated at the outset, is the man who claims to have killed Osama Bin Laden during the well-known raid that took place on the terrorist's compound in May 2011.

O'Neill, in 2017, published a book called "The Operator," in which he detailed the raid.

Fox News reports:

Publishing the book was controversial within the special warfare community, which typically abides by a code of silence when it comes to covert missions. The U.S. government has never confirmed O'Neill's accounting of the raid while fellow former SEAL Matt Bissonnette said in a book of his own that O'Neill's story was false. A different SEAL had fired the shots that killed the infamous terrorist mastermind, Bissonnette said.

It's not O'Neill's first arrest

The Post reports that last week's arrest was not O'Neill's first. In recent years, he was arrested at least one other time and he has been involved in multiple controversies.

In 2016, according to the outlet, O'Neill faced drunk driving charges. But, those charges ended up being dropped by the prosecution after it was determined that his medications were the cause of what happened.

Then, in 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, O'Neill was banned by Delta Airlines for refusing to wear a mask.

Finally, the Post reports that O'Neill is "one of the backers of Armed Forces Brewing Co., a Virginia microbrewer that was born amid the controversy surrounding Bud Light’s sponsorship of LGBTQ influencer Dylan Mulvaney."

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