The son of an American police officer suspected of preparing an attack


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The son of an American police officer was arrested for possession of weapons and was suspected of planning an attack on behalf of the Islamic State Group (EI), said Monday court sources.

Alexander Ciccolo, also known as Ali Al Amriki, was arrested July 4 in Massachusetts (northeast) after taking delivery of four firearms ordered from an informant of the federal police (FBI), according a Ministry of Justice.

The young man of 23 years was sentenced in February for driving while intoxicated and was therefore not entitled to hold. He was charged for illegal possession of firearm. But the American justice wants to add the head of terrorist accusation because according to her, Mr. Ciccolo ” preparing a terrorist act . ”

Several explosive devices

According to the Ministry of Justice, he had discussed with the police informant – recorded conversations – his project to conduct attacks in the IE inspired particularly by means of explosive devices in crowded places such as canteens university. The security forces, the ministry said, found in his apartment several molotov cocktails unfinished, containing pieces of engine oil soaked polystyrene for ” sticking to the skin of people and complicate the fire-extinguishing “triggered, would have explained Alexander Ciccolo.

He says the document, discussed the use of pressure cookers packed with explosives and nails had been seen in a buy gear, similar to those used by the Tsarnaev brothers to the attacks in Boston in 2013.

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. GMT court of Springfield (Massachusetts). In the current state of his indictment, he risks up to ten years in prison.