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Boston Police Captain’s Son Pleads Guilty To Plotting ISIS Terrorism

Alexander Ciccolo, 25, of Adams, Massachusetts, agreed to a 20-year prison sentence to avoid trial and a possible life sentence on terrorism charges in U.S. District Court in Springfield.

Piccolo’s estranged father, a Boston police captain, tipped off authorities about his son’s involvement with ISIS.

Federal authorities say Ciccolo planned to carry out attacks in the United States in July 2015, including an attack at an as-yet-unnamed college outside Massachusetts. He also planned other attacks. He was arrested early that month, after six months of surveillance.

According to the Berkshire Eagle, Ciccolo pleaded guilty on Monday to four counts:  providing material support to a terrorist organization, attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, being a prohibited person in possession of firearms; and assault with a dangerous weapon.

The assault charge stems from an attack he made on a prison nurse attempting a routine screening for tuberculosis; authorities say he stabbed her with a pen more than 10 times.




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