Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Planning ISIS Inspired Attack
Defendant was planning an attack on a university; stabbed nurse 10 times while in custody.
BOSTON – -(AmmoLand.com)- An Adams, Mass. man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield, MA in connection with a plot to engage in terrorist activity inspired by and in the name of ISIS.
Alexander Ciccolo, a/k/a Ali Al Amriki, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release. In May 2018, Ciccolo pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, one count of attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, one count of being a convicted person in possession of firearms, and one count of assaulting a nurse during a jail intake process by use of a deadly weapon causing bodily injury.
“Alexander Ciccolo planned to kill innocent civilians in the United States on ISIS’s behalf,” said United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Andrew E. Lelling. “Even though he was …Read the Rest