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Alexander Ciccolo FBI


13 Jul, 2015

Ciccolo is arrested on gun charges after buying two pistols and two rifles from an undercover FBI confidential informant. A search of his apartment reveals possible bomb-making equipment including a pressure cooker, a variety of chemicals, an alarm clock, along with “attack planning papers” and “jihad” paperwork. An FBI affidavit says Ciccolo initially planned to travel to “another state” and used a pressure cooker bomb “to conduct terrorist attacks on civilians, members of the U.S. military and law enforcement personnel.” The FBI says the attack location was later changed to a town with a state university and would be concentrated on “college dorms and cafeteria, to include executions of students, which would be broadcast live via the internet.” Ciccolo says he was “inspired” by the Marathon bombing and the use of pressure cooker bombs, and tells the FBI undercover operative, “Allahu Akbar!!! I got the pressure cooker today.” He also said he is, “not afraid to die for the cause,” and that he characterized America as ”Satan” and “disgusting.”FBI:

This is a very bad person arrested before he could do very bad things

FBI agents say Ciccolo used the name Abu Ali al-Amriki and neighbors said he was a recent convert to Islam. He is being held at the Wyatt federal lockup in Rhode Island. According to the FBI, Ciccolo attempted to stab a nurse in the head with a pen during a routine screening, “leaving a hole in the nurse’s skin.”