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NY Man Charged With Conspiring Bar Attack for ISIS on NYE

Emanuel Lutchman, a 25-year-old NY resident, may have come across just another visitor to a Rochester restaurant during New Year’s’ Eve. No one would have suspected anything conspicuous until he was found armed with knives and a machete.

 

Being charged with the attempt to provide material support and resources to ISIS, he was successfully arrested by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force for his heinous doings. He immediately appeared in federal court the following Thursday morning. Having being scheduled to return to the consequent hearing on Jan 8, he now sits detained in New York jail.

 

The materials included a machete, duct tape, knives, ammonia, latex  gloves and zip ties in case of a kidnapping. They were bought from Walmart on Hudson Avenue on the 29th of December by Lutchman who was accompanied by an informant.

 

And what’s more? This is not the first time he has been found guilty of committing a crime. Maintaining his reputation of committing several degrees of crimes, he was even found guilty of a robbery back in 2006. Lutchman’s public record history is filled with events leading towards revealing him to be an unstable man. Being charged with  domestic violence on his former girlfriend, he was even scheduled to appear in state court during the beginning of the year.

 

According to relevant sources, Lutchman is said to have started corresponding with an FBI informant back in November. In fact, he was even reported to have made several statements expressing his support for ISIS. Expressing his desire to join this group in Syria, he recorded himself on his cell phone wherein he is seen swearing allegiance to ISIS and its leaders. The video, which was discovered by officials, also show him claiming responsibility for the attacks that took place in Rochester.

“Lutchman expressed his hatred for everything American and his intention to make hijra and leave America,” stated Klapec. (“Hijra” translates as migration.). According to authorities, it was Lutchman’s intentions to travel to Syria and join ISIS.

 

Even though, this might have started off with a simple idea or desire to join a cause, it was only put into motion when the alleged terror operator asked Lutchman to plan an operation during New Year’s Eve to kill as many Americans as possible to prove his allegiance.

 

Three FBI informants were set to build a strong case against Lutchman. “The FBI thwarted Emanuel Lutchman’s intent to kill civilians on New Year’s Eve,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Adam Cohen said in a news release Thursday.

 

“According to the (criminal complaint), as part of Emanuel Lutchman’s attempt to provide material support to ISIL, he planned to kill innocent civilians on New Year’s Eve in the name of the terrorist organization. “Thankfully, law enforcement was able to intervene and thwart Lutchman’s deadly plans,” added U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Carlin.

California Neighborhood Evacuated By Trump Supporter

California Neighborhood Evacuated By Trump Supporter

In Richmond, California a man was arrested by police for making a homemade bomb and communication of threats. The neighborhood on Mcbryde Ave was evacuated after a tip off to police had been made on December seventeenth. This man’s name is William Celli and he is an active Donald Trump supporter. Celli a fiftyfive year old man of California has been making bomb in his home. Celli’s anti-Muslim beliefs have been heavy announced by him on his social media account.  It was believed that Celli was going to use the homemade devices on Muslim’s. After the neighborhood was cleared swat entered the home of William Celli and arrested him on communication of threats and possession of an explosive device on Sunday December 20th.

 

Celli’s devotion to Donald Trump was displayed on his Facebook account stating “Donald Trumps on again I’m happy leaders okay this guys a great point man.” Quite confusing to see what this man is actually saying with all the grammatical errors but it is clear that he supports Donald Trump. Even posted pictures of his homemade pipe bomb.  Celli states “ I’ll follow this MAN to the end of the world.” Donald Trump proposed that all Muslims are to be banned from the United States and Celli couldn’t agree more. Celli goes on in older posts about how by letting the Syrian Refugees in that the Muslims would kill us all. Donald Trump’s bold statements and strong opinions affect his followers. The actions of this man are not Donald Trump’s fault but the fear he instilled may have pushed this man to insanity. Political leaders have to be careful of what they say and how they say their viewpoints. They are role models for our people. Such strong hate is what drives terrorists and extremists to murdered and kill innocent people. This is a hate crime against Muslims. Celli’s hatred has also been directed to Hispanics as well. Celli claimed on another social media rambling “And I’ve very happy to report we are getting invaded by tens of thousands of illegals.” He believes his plumbing business is being taken over by the Hispanics that are here illegally. This is also another topic Donald Trump has strong feelings about as well, immigration.

 

If this man had not posted his thoughts and beliefs on social media would there have been a tip off to Richmond police that he planned on using bombs on Muslims? Thankfully that was not the case. Where and when was this man planning on using these homemade devices? The Walnut Creek Bomb Squad detonated the homemade devices and they were found to be duds. A childhood friend took screenshot of Celli’s social media posts prior to them being deleted and turned them in. As the investigation unfolds on December 4th Celli shouted outside the Islamic Society of West Contra Costa County “ I am going to kill you all.” It has been discussed by some that this belief of Celli is close enough to be considered terrorism. Celli’s is currently being held in custody at a $525,000.00 bond. The date of his hearing has not been released.

bong threat

Bong Threat?

I know what you must be thinking, I’m sure that’s a typo and it is supposed to say bomb threat.” Well a bong threat is actually exactly what we are talking about here. Oceanside Police Department was in for a surprise when a concerned and brave citizen found a bag with what was believed to be an explosive device. So “bong threat” is correct in this situation.

On December third a woman (concerned citizen) came into the lobby of the Oceanside Police Department headquarters carrying a suspicious bag. With current events that have taken place everyone is on edge with possible gun and bomb threats. The woman proceeded with caution and wanted to do the right thing. This poor woman probably thinking she was carrying some sort of weapon and that it needed to be the hands of the officials. The woman bravely said to the receptionist, “ I think I have a bomb in this bag.” The receptionist looked inside the bag and unsure of what he had just saw, quickly went to his supervisor. The receptionist explained to the supervisor that he had heard the woman say that she had a bomb in the bag and came to the department to have it properly disposed of. Now of course asking questions like how did the woman come across such item were set aside because of the possible bomb threat. The supervision and a detective at this point evacuated the building immediately and made sure it was clear of any possible victims. The detective looked inside the bag and the look on his face went from concerned, surprised, and then amused. The smiling detective said “Not a bomb, bong!”

This story has already become a Facebook frenzy. The Police station posts about the incident jokingly. The receptionist was actually found to be a volunteer for the police department. The volunteer is from a generation where bongs were not of use. The lady who brought the bag stated that she indeed said bong and knew it was drug paraphernalia and not a bomb. The woman stated she had a few rental properties broken into and trashed. Upon cleaning of the properties the woman stumbled on this now infamous bong.  The woman wanted the drug paraphernalia disposed of properly and did not want anyone else to get there hands on it. The lady thought the receptionist seemed odd when she said to him “ I think I have a bong in this bag.” The volunteer had mistakenly thought the women said bomb and if he did not know what a bong was then the misunderstanding continued then led to the evacuation of the Oceanside Police Department building. At least we know that bomb and bong threats are carefully handle these officials. The poor woman was probably so confused as to why this bong threat was evacuating the building and later learned they thought she had a bomb. The department states in a Facebook post “you can’t make this stuff up..” Who knew that the word bong would ever be confused with bomb.