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FBI: 19-Year-Old North Carolina Man Sympathetic to Islamic State Planned to Kill 1,000 People

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A North Carolina man was arrested Friday for allegedly plotting to kill as many as 1,000 Americans in support of the Islamic State.

According to documents from the North Carolina U.S. Attorney’s Office, 19-year-old Justin Nojan Sullivan of Morganton told an undercover FBI agent that he became a Muslim after he “started thinking about death and stuff.” Sullivan said he was angry about the U.S.-led airstrikes against the terrorist organization and was planning to get revenge, WYFF-TV reported.

While he was in contact with the undercover agent, the complaint alleges that Sullivan said, “Just kill a few people so that I know you are truthful. Just shoot them and leave. Wear a mask. Do it at night.”

“I’ll kill people this month … I want a car bomb,” Sullivan said, according to the FBI.

Sullivan allegedly told the agent on June 8 that he planned to use homemade silencers to kill as many as 500 people. A day later, he said he was planning to kill double the number.

“Five hundred is an incorrect body count for our attack," Sullivan said, according to authorities. The agent asked him how many he planned to kill and he said 1,000.

Sullivan admitted to the FBI that he admitted to planning terrorist attacks at a bar, concert or other places “not very far away.” He was also “thinking about using biological weapons," according to law enforcement.

The attacks were being planned for sometime between Sunday and Tuesday, when his parents would be away.

A spokesman for the FBI did not immediately respond to TheBlaze when asked to comment further.


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