SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Boston police captain’s son who authorities say plotted a terrorist attack in support of the Islamic State group has been indicted on weapons and assault charges in western Massachusetts.
Federal prosecutors say a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Springfield on Thursday indicted 23-year-old Alexander Ciccolo of Adams, Massachusetts. The indictments had been expected after Ciccolo’s arrest on July 4.READ MORE: Price Chopper Recalls Coleslaw, Stuffed Seafood Items
Authorities say Ciccolo plotted to detonate pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and was arrested after he received four guns he ordered from a government witness.READ MORE: Massachusetts Companies Starting To Announce Vaccination Requirements For Employees
Prosecutors say Ciccolo also stabbed a nurse with a pen at a jail after his arrest, resulting in the assault charge.
Ciccolo’s lawyer, David Hoose, says his client denies all the allegations and will plead not guilty next week.MORE NEWS: Worcester Father Carlos Betancourt Accused Of Swinging Knife, Then Baseball Bat At Teen Lifeguards
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