FBI Says a 'Truly Horrific' ISIS Attack Has Been Thwarted

By Mike Fishmore | April 13, 2024

Preventing an attack

The U.S. Justice Department has charged an individual from Idaho for planning to carry out an attack against Christians at a church after declaring support for the Islamic State group. 
 

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FBI agents apprehended the man on Saturday, preventing an attack he had allegedly intended to execute the following day at churches in northern Idaho. 
 

Taken into custody

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The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Alexander Scott Mercurio from Coeur d'Alene, was taken into custody.