NY-Based ISIS Supporter Arrested For Alleged Terror Plot At St. Patrick’s Parade

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 01: Police gather at the scene of a shooting in Alphabet City in lower Manhattan on September 01, 2022 in New York City. The afternoon shooting was the second one in the day in Manhattan after a woman was shot and killed in the early morning hours near Union Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
  • A New York man who expressed support online for the Islamic State is charged with plotting to kill police officers and threatening to kill a mayor on the street where the local St. Patrick’s Day parade was slated to be held, federal prosecutors said Friday.
  • Ridon Kola, 32, was arrested and charged with making threatening interstate communications, the Justice Department said.
  • Over several months, Kola made several posts supporting the terror group and threats against the Yonkers Police Department in connection with the city’s parade, which will be held Saturday.
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