Boston Shocked After Finding Out Who Was Behind Alleged Terror Plot

Shockingly, the son of a Boston police chief was detained July 4 in a crackdown on an alleged terrorist plot. Alexander Ciccolo, 23, who also went by the name Abu Ali Al Amriki, and was arrested after reportedly taking a delivery of four firearms. A federal official told ABC, “This is a very bad person arrested before he could do very bad things." The FBI allege Ciccolo purchased weapons to prepare for a terrorist attack in an unknown town with a state university. A court affidavit stated that the attack would target “college dorms and cafeteria, to include executions of students, which would be broadcast live via the Internet.”

In addition, an FBI agent said in a court document that Ciccolo said he was “not afraid to die for the cause,” and called America “Satan” and “disgusting.” Police Captain Robert Ciccolo informed authorities last year that his son “was going off the deep end” and “spouting extremist jihadist sympathies.” The police officer had not been in regular contact with his son for several years. A statement from the Ciccolo said, “While we were saddened and disappointed to learn of our son's intentions, we are grateful that authorities were able to prevent any loss of life or harm to others. At this time, we would ask that the public and the media recognize our grief and respect our desire for privacy.” Ciccolo was one of 10 arrested by the FBI on July 4. FBI Director James Comey said last week “I do believe that our work disrupted efforts to kill people, likely in connection with July Fourth."

Photo: Boston Magazine

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