Robert O’Neill, former Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, arrested in Texas

The former Navy SEAL who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden was arrested in Texas this week.

Robert J. O’Neill, 47, was booked Wednesday in Frisco and charged with a Class A misdemeanor assault causing bodily harm and a Class C misdemeanor public intoxication, although jail records only list the assault charge, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Frisco police declined to release more information Friday about the arrest.

O’Neill was released the same day on $3,500 bail.

O’Neill had been in town to record a podcast at a local cigar lounge.

He did not respond to a request for comment from the Post.

O’Neill, a former member of SEAL Team 6, rose to public fame after taking credit for firing the shots that killed 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden during a covert raid in 2011.

O’Neill told the story in his 2017 memoir “The Operator.”

The US government has never confirmed or denied the story.

O’Neill’s raid in Texas is far from his first encounter with controversy.

A mugshot of former Navy Seal Robert O'Neill. O’Neill mugshot from a 2016 Montana arrest for drunk driving.AP

Combat gear used by O'Neill in the attack that killed bin Laden.Combat gear used by O’Neill in the attack that killed bin Laden. Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images

O'Neill stated in his book "The operator" that he was the one who shot and killed bin Laden.O’Neill claimed in his book “The Operator” that he was the one who shot and killed bin Laden.Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images

Delta Airlines banned the vet in 2020 for refusing to wear a mask.

In 2016, he was arrested for drunk driving in Montana, charges that prosecutors later dropped, CBS News reported.

The veteran is also one of the patrons of Armed Forces Brewing Co., a Virginia microbrewery that was born amid controversy surrounding LGBTQ influencer Dylan Mulvaney’s sponsorship of Bud Light.

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