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FBI Tip From Police Captain Leads To The Arrest Of His Son16:19
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Alexander Ciccolo in 2012, participating in a peace walk through Ontario.  (Dave Fraser/Northumberland News via AP)
Alexander Ciccolo in 2012, participating in a peace walk through Ontario. (Dave Fraser/Northumberland News via AP)
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Alexander Ciccolo was arrested July 4 for allegedly plotting to attack a university, inspired by the Boston Marathon bombers. The FBI were tipped off by the defendant's estranged father, Police Captain Robert Ciccolo.

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David Boeri, WBUR senior reporter and co-host of the “Finish Line: Inside the Boston Marathon Bombing Trial” podcast. He tweets @DavidBoeri.

Seth Jones, director of the RAND Corporation's International Security and Defense Policy Center. He tweets @SethGJones.

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The Boston Globe: Adams Man Allegedly Plotted To Attack A University

  • "According to federal authorities, the FBI learned after receiving the father’s tip that Alexander Ciccolo maintained a Facebook profile under the name Ali Al Amriki and posted messages expressing an interest in martyrdom and a desire to fight for the Islamic State."

This segment aired on July 14, 2015.

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