Arizona man arrested for plotting Islamic State-inspired attack

By REUTERS
December 24, 2016 09:25

An Arizona man authorities described as an avowed Jihadist was arrested for plotting an Islamic State-inspired lone-wolf attack in the state.

Derrick Raymond Thompson, 30, of Phoenix was charged with one felony count each of assisting a criminal syndicate and misconduct involving weapons stemming from his activities since at least July 2014, according to FBI officials and documents filed with an Arizona state court.

Thompson, also known as Abu Talib Al-Amriki, remains in a Maricopa County jail after his arrest on Tuesday by FBI agents as part of the agency's Joint Terrorism Task Force, officials said. He is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.


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