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Man charged with planning New Year's Eve terror attack

Published 31/12/2015 | 17:31

Emanuel Lutchman has been charged with attempting to provide material support to terrorists
Emanuel Lutchman has been charged with attempting to provide material support to terrorists

A US man has been arrested on charges he was planning a New Year's Eve attack at a bar to prove to Islamic State (IS) he was worthy to join it in Syria.

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Emanuel Lutchman, 25, of Rochester, New York, was charged with attempting to provide material support to terrorists after being snared in an FBI sting, prosecutors said.

Lutchman is a self-professed convert to Islam who claimed to receive direction from an overseas IS member and planned to carry out an attack at a bar in the Rochester area, a federal complaint says.

The FBI said Lutchman had an accomplice who was actually working for the agency. They bought knives and a machete for the attack.

Lutchman was arrested on Wednesday.

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