SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Boston police captain’s son has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for plotting an Islamic-State group inspired attack on a university.
Alexander Ciccolo was sentenced Wednesday in Springfield’s federal court.READ MORE: David Andrews Warms Up Sleeveless And In Shorts In Snowy, Windy Buffalo
Ciccolo pleaded guilty to terrorism charges in May, a month before he was scheduled to go to trial.
Ciccolo’s lawyers identified the school in court documents as New Mexico State University.
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Harold Shaw, special agent in charge of the FBI Boston office, called Ciccolo a “committed soldier” of the Islamic State group who wanted to kill innocent Americans.
Ciccolo’s lawyers say the man had a troubled childhood and dealt with mental health and substance abuse issues.
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