En mann i Massachusetts som ble skutt av politiet tirsdag, hadde fortalt en bekjent som ble arrestert samme dag, at han planla å skjære hodet av politifolk.
Usaamah Abdullah Rahim, 26, konfronterte politiet bevæpnet med en stor kniv. FBI hadde telefonavlyttinger hvor han snakket om IS-praksis: avskårede hoder plassert på brystet.
Usaamah Abdullah Rahim, 26, who law enforcement officers shot to death after he allegedly confronted them with a large knife, had told David Wright «I’m just going to, ah, go after them, those boys in blue,» an FBI agent involved in the investigation said in an affidavit.
Rahim had ordered three knives, with blades ranging in length from 8 inches (20 cm) to 9.75 inches (25 cm), from online retailers and had joked in wire-tapped phone conversations with Wright, 24, about «thinking with your head on your chest,» according to the affidavit.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Joseph Galietta described that as «a reference to the practice of some foreign terrorist organizations to behead targets and place their heads on their chests in propaganda videos.»
Rahim had planned to travel out of state with an unnamed partner for his attack but early on Tuesday told Wright he had changed his mind and would attack police officers in Massachusetts, according to the affidavit.
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters that when police officers and FBI agents approached Rahim in a parking lot near his job on Tuesday morning to question him, Rahim pulled out a large knife and advanced on them.
When officers told him to drop the weapon, Rahim replied, «you drop yours,» according to the affidavit.