22 May 2018
Boston police captain’s son pleads guilty to terrorist bomb plot – Boston Globe, 2018/05/21
The son of a Boston police captain pleaded guilty Monday to plotting to use guns and homemade bombs to attack a college campus to support the Islamic State group, three years after his arrest after his father alerted the FBI.
Ciccolo was arrested in July 2015 after he received four guns he ordered from a person who was cooperating with the FBI. Boston police Capt. Robert Ciccolo tipped off authorities after his son said he wanted to join the Islamic State group.
Ciccolo, 25, was initially charged only with being a felon in possession of a firearm and stabbing a nurse in the head with a pen after he was brought to jail. But he was later indicted on attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction.
Ciccolo, who went by the name Ali Al Amriki, pleaded guilty to all charges. His lawyer did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
I don’t think he went to the Middle East.
We need to curb their online footprint.
The FBI is not going to get everybody ahead of time.
Thank goodness the dad turned him in. Mom assumed her son was an angel.
10 May 2018
Five Top ISIS Officials Captured in U.S.-Iraqi Sting – NY Times, 2018/05/09
Five senior Islamic State officials have been captured, including a top aide to the group’s leader, in a complex cross-border sting carried out by Iraqi and American intelligence, two Iraqi officials said Wednesday.
The three-month operation, which tracked a group of senior Islamic State leaders who had been hiding in Syria and Turkey, represents a significant intelligence victory for the American-led coalition fighting the extremist group and underscores the strengthening relationship between Washington and Baghdad.
Iraqi and American intelligence officials then spent weeks interrogating him, learning the details and whereabouts of other ISIS leaders in hiding, the officials said.
The American-led coalition used this information to launch an airstrike in mid-April that killed 39 suspected Islamic State members near Hajin, in the Deir al-Zour district of Syria, the second official said.
4 Apr 2018
Police: Exchange student accused of shooting plot had over 1,600 rounds of ammunition – CBS, 2018/04/03
Police say a foreign exchange student who was arrested on suspicion of threatening to shoot up his school had built a gun and had over 1,600 rounds of ammunition, CBS Philadelphia reports. An Tso Sun — an 18-year-old foreign exchange student from Taiwan who was studying at Monsignor Bonner Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School — had hundreds of rounds for an AR-15, an AK-47 and a 9 mm handgun he built himself from parts purchased online. The parts are virtually untraceable.
Sun was allegedly planning to unleash carnage on the school on May 1. Court records show he told a classmate about the possible attack, who in turn blew the lid off the plan once he alerted a school employee.
Good job by all involved… especially the classmate who told the school authorities.
I am going to say this slowly… No guns were removed from law abiding citizens in the arrest of this individual. No discussion of gun control legislation was necessary.
It just took a classmate who responded to evil, and authorities that did their job (which did not occur in FL).
Also – if the TV media that uses kids in times of chaos to push an agenda… if they are really interested in helping the issue – then push this story – and let those thinking about committing these crimes know that people are on their case – and they will be punished.
7 Mar 2018
Police: Teen attempted to detonate explosive device at Pine View, researched ISIS
Police said a homemade explosive device was the item discovered in a backpack at Pine View High School Monday that forced the evacuation of the school. Police said if the device had detonated, it would have caused significant injury or death. Police have a suspect in custody.
The suspect was arrested and faces charges of manufacture, possession, sale, use or attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. More charges may be pending, according to police.
It was determined that if the device had detonated, it would have caused significant injury or death.
During the interview with investigators, the suspect admitted to taking the American flag down and replacing it with an ISIS flag at Hurricane High School.
Wow… I read some teens saw a backpack with smoke coming out and notified authorities in the school.
28 Feb 2018
Islamic State Fighter On Trial Admits Terror Group Sent Him Disguised As Refugee – Breitbart, 2018/02/17
For the last eight months, the judges in the court have tried to determine whether or not the men were sent by the Islamic State, or whether they were radicalised independently.
The eldest defendant, 27-year-old Mohamed A., confirmed to the judge that he had been commanded by the Islamic State terror group to infiltrate the wave of refugees and wait in Germany for further instructions.
The 27-year-old said that he trained with the terror group in its former capital of Raqqa for three months with four different weapons before heading to Europe. An Islamic State member also gave him a forged passport along with a sum of $1,500.
27 Feb 2018
FBI now involved – 11 people ill after opening letter at Virginia military base – The Right Scoop, 2018/02/27
An emergency task force was reportedly called for at around 4:30 p.m. at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall after initial reports suggest a letter was opened that may have contained a hazardous substance, according to local news company ARLnow.
At least 11 people were reportedly ill and being treated for symptoms that include nose bleeds and burning sensations. Three patients were transported and in stable condition, according to the Arlington Fire Department.
The building was evacuated and a decontamination station was deployed.