Chicago teenagers caught planning ISIS-inspired attack on mosque
Police in Chicago foil a plot by teens to commit mass murder in a mosque in the name of ISIS.
Court documents showed that teenagers were planning an ISIS-inspired attack on a Shia mosque in Chicago, US.
A teen in Maine was arrested in February after homemade explosives were discovered in his home. Court documents show that he and two other teenagers were planning to commit mass murder in the Chicago area.
Hand-painted ISIS flags were found in 18-year-old Xavier Pelkey's bedroom in his apartment in Maine. Documents also revealed he recruited a 17-year-old boy from Kentucky and a 15-year-old boy from Chicago through Instagram. The three were planning on going to an area mosque during spring break to carry out their plans.
They were also planning to move on to other mosques and synagogues to do the same until they would be eventually killed by law enforcement.
The case is still ongoing, as prosecutors said the investigation spans "several districts", and persons of interest are continuously being identified.