Of­fi­cer’s son jailed on terror charge

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

BOS­TON — A Bos­ton po­lice cap­tain’s son who author­i­ties say plot­ted to det­o­nate a bomb at a univer­sity was or­dered on Tues­day to re­main be­hind bars while he awaits trial. Alexan­der Cic­colo was ar­rested July 4 af­ter he re­ceived four guns from a per­son co-op­er­at­ing with the FBI, author­i­ties said. His fa­ther is vet­eran po­lice Capt. Robert Cic­colo, who alerted the FBI af­ter his son said he wanted to join the Is­lamic State group. The po­lice cap­tain was not in U.S. Dis­trict Court in Spring­field for his son’s de­ten­tion hear­ing Tues­day. As­sis­tant U.S. At­tor­ney Kevin O’Re­gan ar­gued that Cic­colo should be held in cus­tody be­cause he poses a dan­ger to the public and is a risk to flee while he is await­ing trial. Cic­colo is charged only with be­ing a felon in pos­ses­sion of a firearm, but his lawyer said af­ter the court hear­ing that he ex­pects more charges. O’Re­gan told Mag­is­trate Judge Kather­ine Robert­son that Cic­colo “came un­der the sway” of the Is­lamic State group, de­vel­oped a ha­tred for Amer­i­cans and then ac­cepted the group’s “call to ac­tion” and started mak­ing plans to kill Amer­i­cans.

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