Son of Boston police captain pleads guilty to ISIS bomb plot

A month before his trial, the son of a police captain in Boston pleaded guilty Monday to a terrorist plot supporting ISIS.

According to Boston.com, 25-year-old Alexander Ciccolo obtained guns and began to make homemade bombs in 2015. He had been plotting to attack an unidentified college campus, and was seen buying a pressure cooker shortly before his arrest.

Prosecutors said he unveiled his plan to the FBI when they were investigating him while undercover.

Ciccolo’s father initially alerted the FBI.

According to New England Public Radio, Ciccolo’s mother says he converted to Islam a few years ago. Authorities reportedly found pro-ISIS posts on his Facebook page -- including a photo of a dead American soldier that said “Thank you Islamic State!” -- and homemade bombs in his home. 

Ciccolo faces up to 20 years behind bars and will be sentenced in September.

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Members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries, celebrate after the Iraqi Prime Minister declared victory in the war against the Islamic State (IS) group, about 80 kilometres (about 50 miles) along the Iraqi-Syrian border west of the border town of al-Qaim on December 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Imam Ali Division, one of the groups fighting within the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries, celebrate after the Iraqi Prime Minister declared victory in the war against the Islamic State (IS) group, about 80 kilometres (about 50 miles) along the Iraqi-Syrian border west of the border town of al-Qaim on December 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) celebrate and take 'selfie' pictures with their cell phones, after the Iraqi Prime Minister declared victory in the war against the Islamic State (IS) group, about 80 kilometres (about 50 miles) along the Iraqi-Syrian border west of the border town of al-Qaim on December 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Iraqi forces and the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) wave as they ride on an infanty-fighting vehicle (IFV) near the Iraqi-Syrian border, about 80 kilometres (about 50 miles) west of the border town of al-Qaim on December 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Furqat al-Abbas Brigade of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries celebrate with an Iraqi flag defaced with their combat insignia, after the Iraqi Prime Minister declared victory in the war against the Islamic State (IS) group, about 80 kilometres (about 50 miles) along the Iraqi-Syrian border west of the border town of al-Qaim on December 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) watch the televised statement of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the southern city of Basra on December9, 2017. Abadi declared victory in a three-year war by Iraqi forces to expel the Islamic State jihadist group that at its height endangered Iraq's very existence. / AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI (Photo credit should read HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) watch the televised statement of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the southern city of Basra on December9, 2017. Abadi declared victory in a three-year war by Iraqi forces to expel the Islamic State jihadist group that at its height endangered Iraq's very existence. / AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI (Photo credit should read HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) watch the televised statement of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the southern city of Basra on December9, 2017. Abadi declared victory in a three-year war by Iraqi forces to expel the Islamic State jihadist group that at its height endangered Iraq's very existence. / AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI (Photo credit should read HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Iraqi forces and the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) carry their firearms as they stand on an infanty-fighting vehicle (IFV) near the Iraqi-Syrian border, about 80 kilometres (about 50 miles) west of the border town of al-Qaim on December 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Iraqi forces and the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) ride on infanty-fighting vehicles (IFV) near the Iraqi-Syrian border, about 80 kilometres (about 50 miles) west of the border town of al-Qaim on December 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
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