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Boston Police Captain's Son Indicted on Terror Charges in Bomb Plot

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    Adams Police Department

    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.

    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.

    Lee d'Entremont-Wilfer

    Ciccolo's lawyer has declined to comment.

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