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Boston Police Captain's Son Indicted On Terror Charges In Bomb Plot

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston police captain's son accused of plotting an attack on a college campus in support of the Islamic State group has been indicted on terrorism charges.

Alexander Ciccolo was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on one count each of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction.

Alexander Ciccolo
Alexander Ciccolo (Image from Adams Police)

Those charges were added to a pending indictment charging the 23-year-old Ciccolo with being a convicted person in possession of firearms and stabbing a nurse with a pen during a jail intake process.

Authorities say Ciccolo was arrested last July in a plot to detonate homemade bombs similar to the pressure cooker bombs used in the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon attack.

Ciccolo's lawyer has declined to comment.

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