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.
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.
- "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.