An Ohio man who had plotted to attack a Fourth of July celebration in downtown Cleveland was arrested by a Joint Terrorism Task Force, according to the Dayton Daily News.

Demetrius Pitts — also known as Abdur Raheem Rafeeq and Salahadeen Osama Waleed — now faces one count of attempting to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

Posing as a member of al Qaeda, an undercover agent recorded Pitts saying that he planned on launching an attack in Cleveland for al Qaeda on the 4th of July — during the parade or fireworks at Voinovich Park near a U.S. Coast Guard Station and the Celebreeze Federal Building.

Pitts first came under the attention of the FBI in 2015, after reportedly sending a suspicious message to a California-based political commentary show, and posting messages threatening violence against the U.S. on his social media account.

 

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