This is a story about a good cop, a dad, and his obvious anguish. Boston Police Captain Robert Ciccolo, a highly respected veteran of the BPD learned what his son was involved with and did what he had no choice but to do.
Putting aside what must be unimaginable heartbreak, he contacted the FBI and promptly reported his son Alexander, undoubtedly saving many lives in the process.
“BOSTON (CBS) — The son of a Boston Police captain is facing charges “in connection with a plot to engage in terrorism” on behalf of ISIS, prosecutors said Monday.
A criminal complaint was unsealed charging Alexander Ciccolo, also known as Ali Al Amriki, 23, of Adams, with being in possession of firearms. Ciccolo was arrested on July 4.
Sources told WBZ-TV Ciccolo’s father, Police Capt. Robert Ciccolo reported his son to the FBI. His son had previously undergone mental health treatment. The father and son are estranged.
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