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Police Officer's Son Pleads Guilty to Terrorist Bomb Plot

Alexander Ciccolo was arrested in July 2015 after receiving guns from a federal informant

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    A Boston police captain's son who is accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group is expected to plead guilty.

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    A Boston police captain's son has pleaded guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group.

    Alexander Ciccolo pleaded guilty in Springfield's federal court Monday to attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, among other offenses.

    The plea deal calls for a 20-year prison sentence.

    Ciccolo was arrested in July 2015 after receiving guns from a federal informant. Prosecutors say he told a cooperating witness that he wanted to attack a university using guns and homemade bombs similar to the pressure cooker bombs used in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack.

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    Ciccolo was scheduled to go on trial next month.

    Ciccolo's mother has said her son wouldn't "hurt a fly."