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Teen arrested for plans to attack churches in name of ISIS: DOJ

Posted on AllSides April 9th, 2024
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U.S. District Court

An Idaho 18-year-old was arrested after he allegedly made plans to carry out attacks targeting local churches in the name of ISIS, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Alexander Scott Mercurio, who pledged his allegiance to ISIS, was charged with “attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization,” according to the Justice Department.

He was arrested a day before he allegedly planned to attack churches in Coeur d’Alene on Sunday “using weapons, including knives, firearms, and fire,” according to the affidavit cited by the Justice...

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