Bos­ton po­lice cap­tain’s son faces terror charge

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

BOS­TON — Pros­e­cu­tors have ar­rested the son of a Bos­ton po­lice cap­tain in a plot to com­mit ter­ror­ist acts on be­half of the Is­lamic State group. Alexan­der Cic­colo is ac­cused in a crim­i­nal com­plaint un­sealed Mon­day of re­ceiv­ing four guns July 4 from a per­son co-op­er­at­ing with the Western Mas­sachusetts Joint Ter­ror­ism Task Force. An FBI af­fi­davit says the 23year-old Adams res­i­dent had talked with the co-op­er­at­ing wit­ness in recorded con­ver­sa­tions about his plans to com­mit acts inspired by the Is­lamic State group, in­clud­ing set­ting off pres­sure-cooker bombs at an uniden­ti­fied univer­sity. Ac­cord­ing to the af­fi­davit, he said the at­tack would in­clude ex­e­cu­tions of stu­dents broad­cast live online. Be­fore his ar­rest, agents had ob­served Cic­colo buy­ing a pres­sure cooker sim­i­lar to those used in the 2013 Bos­ton Marathon bomb­ings.

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