Philadelphia Teen Arrested for Plotting Mass Destruction

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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner speaks at a press conference after a teen’s arrest in connection with a global terrorist group - via ABC Action News screenshot
  • A 17-year-old teenager from Philadelphia has been arrested in connection with a terrorism probe, allegedly communicating with the global terrorist group Katibat al Tawhid wal Jihad (KTJ), affiliated with al-Qaeda.
  • The teenager was arrested on state charges and was found to have been sending and receiving media containing terrorist propaganda and making preparations to join or support the terrorist group abroad.
  • The teen had purchased items commonly used in the construction of improvised explosive devices, including tactical equipment, wiring, chemicals, and devices used as remote detonators. He is facing charges including weapons of mass destruction, criminal conspiracy, arson, and causing or risking catastrophe.  Read More

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