Boston Police Captain’s Son Allegedly Involved in Terror Plot

The son of a US police captain has been charged over an alleged plot to explode pressure cooker bombs on behalf of Islamic State.

Alexander Ciccolo, also known as Ali Al Amriki, from Massachusetts arrested on 4 July over illegal possession of guns, the Department of Justice said.

He is alleged to have told a witness that he planned to buy a pressure cooker similar to those used in the Boston bombings in 2013 and prior to his arrest, FBI agents observed Ciccolo purchase a pressure cooker.

Son of Boston police captain allegedly involved in terror plot