Boston police Capt. Robert Ciccolo’s handed Over His Only Son to FBI
Boston police Capt. Robert Ciccolo’s handed over his only son to the FBI after he had become obsessed with Islam and wanted to fight for ISIS overseas. Officials who worked with Ciccolo said that it must have been heart-wrenching decision for him.
Alexander Ciccolo, 23, the only son of Boston police Capt. Robert Ciccolo will appear in a federal court, after being accused of planning a chilling terrorist attack at an out-of-state college.
A law enforcement official who has worked with Ciccolo for decades said if Ciccolo had to make the decision again he would take the same decision. He further said that Ciccolo has spent 27 years of his life in public serving and he doesn’t think that Ciccolo will hesitate if he had to do it again.
Robert Ciccolo has moved up the ranks quickly during his nearly three decades of job. He is now commander of the 911 operations division.
The two-time Medal of Valor recipient said in a statement that he became concerned last fall listening his son’s statement about ISIS.
In court document made public yesterday, Robert Ciccolo is the ‘close acquaintance’ who told the FBI that his son, Alexander Ciccolo, 23, has had long struggled with mental illness. His son became obsessed with Islam over the past 18 months.
Robert Ciccolo also said that his son even expressed a desire to fight for ISIS in Syria and Iraq. His son had recently stated that he believed the ‘faith is under attack’, and he is not at all afraid to die for the cause.
Robert told that his son even sent him a message saying that America is ‘Satan’ and Americans are disgusting.
Alexander Ciccolo was arrested on July 4 by FBI agents as part of a counter-terrorism operation against alleged ISIS-inspired domestic terrorists.
Alexander was arrested while he was carrying a duffel bag of guns into his Adams apartment. FBI agents also found two machetes, a long curved knife and Molotov cocktails, which contained shredded Styrofoam soaked in motor oil.