ISIS supporter pleads guilty in plot to kill 10,000 people in Bay Area: report


A man who reportedly told authorities he wanted to help ISIS kill 10,000 people in the San Francisco Bay area has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

The Department of Justice said 23-year-old Amer Sinan Alhaggagi plead guilty to charges of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization and possession of device-making equipment among others.

Alhaggagi, a graduate of Berkeley High School in California, was arrested in November of 2016, according to Fox News.

The Houston Chronicle says he had allegedly opened several Twitter and Facebook accounts for ISIS supporters, after which he allegedly told an undercover FBI agent he wanted to use bombs and rat-poison-laced cocaine to kill 10,000 people in the Bay area.

His lawyer told the East Bay Times that he “had no intention to do anything” adding that he was “being slammed by the system.”

Alhaggagi faces up to 47 years in prison and had a sentencing hearing is scheduled for November.