FBI Foiled Planned Fouth of July Attack in Cleveland

FBI Foiled Planned Fourth of July Attack in Cleveland

The suspect was arrested over the weekend for "attempted material support of a foreign terrorist organization."

Law enforcement officials have arrested a person on suspicion of trying to help a militant foreign group's alleged plan to attack downtown Cleveland, Ohio, on the Fourth of July, an FBI spokeswoman said on Monday.

The suspect was arrested over the weekend for "attempted material support of a foreign terrorist organization."

According to law enforcement, the suspect had also discussed planning an attack in Philadelphia in the future. He is expected to be arraigned on the charge in Federal Court in Cleveland on Monday, July 2.

In 2015, U.S. law enforcement officials said they had arrested more than 10 people inspired by the Islamic State militant group ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, saying the arrests at disrupted planned attacks.

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