Massachusetts Man Arrested by FBI in Connection With Alleged Isis Attack Plot

A Massachusetts man has been arrested and charged by the FBI in connection with an alleged plot to commit a terrorist attack in the US on behalf of the Islamic State. Alexander Ciccolo, 23, of Adams, Massachusetts, was arrested on gun charges after buying two rifles “with large ammunition magazines” and two pistols from a confidential informant working with the FBI, the Department of Justice said in a statement. In late June, according to the complaint in the case, Ciccolo told the informant he planned to attack civilians, US military members and law enforcement officers using a pressure cooker and/or portable microwave bomb filled with ball bearings, nails, glass and rocks.