Let’s hope law enforcement thwarts them all today —
“Rochester ISIS Wannabe Emanuel Lutchman Planned New Year’s Machete Attack,” by Jonathan Dienst and Tom Winter
Federal officials in Rochester, New York, have arrested and charged a local man who was allegedly plotting a New Year’s Eve machete attack on diners at a local restaurant in the name of ISIS.
Emanuel Lutchman, 25, an ex-con Muslim convert with mental issues, was charged with attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group, federal prosecutors said.
A criminal complaint alleges that Lutchman was in contact with a reputed ISIS member in Syria, who urged him kill non-Muslims on New Year’s as a sign of his allegiance.
“New years is here soon. Do operations and kill some kuffar,” the overseas contact told him, the court papers allege.
On Dec. 27, Lutchman sent a confidential informant an audio recording of himself swearing allegiance to ISIS and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
“The FBI thwarted Emanuel Lutchman’s intent to kill civilians on New Year’s Eve,” said Special Agent in Charge Adam Cohen of the bureau’s Buffalo division.
“The FBI remains concerned about people overseas who use the Internet to inspire people in the United States to commit acts of violence where they live.”