Texas teen arrested for plotting ISIS-inspired mass shooting at mall

By REUTERS
May 2, 2018 19:26
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WASHINGTON - A 17-year-old in Plano, Texas, has been arrested for plotting a mass shooting attack inspired by the Islamic State at a local shopping mall, law enforcement agencies said on Wednesday.

The FBI and local police said high school student Matin Azizi-Yarand had planned the attack for mid-May and had sought to recruit others to participate in the shooting. Authorities also said he had drafted a "Message to America" justifying his planned attack. He is currently in custody and bond has been set for $3 million.


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