Boston bombing trial sketches

Boston police captain’s son charged in Islamic State terror plot

BOSTON — The son of a Boston police captain has been arrested in an FBI sting and accused of plotting to commit terrorist acts in support of the Islamic State group, including the setting off of pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and the slaughter of students live online.

Alexander Ciccolo’s own father alerted authorities last fall that the younger man had a long history of mental illness and was talking about joining the Islamic State, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details.

  • Censored_EG

    By any chance, is this alleged “mental illness” an adherence to Islam?

    • David

      He’s bin seduced.

  • lolwut?

    “Mental illness”………riiiiight.