Twenty five-year old Emanuel Lutchman, was arrested by FBI today because of his plot to carry out a terrorist attack in Rochester New York on New Years Eve. Lutchman was communicating with a man who turned out to be a paid FBI informant, detailing his sick plan to attack a bar in Rochester, possible abducting people and beheading them, as his allegiance to ISIS.
Over Christmas, he was in contact with someone he described as an ISIS operative in Syria and asked the operative what he should do for ISIS if he can’t make it to Syria, according to documents. The operative ultimately suggested Lutchman plan an operation for New Year’s and kill “1000000s of coffer” — referring to non-believers, according to the FBI.
On Monday, Lutchman allegedly met with one of the FBI informants and told the informant he was “getting amped up to accept the fact that’s what I gotta do.”
“We just gotta show our allegiance [to ISIS]. I’m ready to lose my family,” he allegedly said. Later in the day, Lutchman and the informant discussed placing a bomb in a club-bar and then drove past one, picking it out as the target, according to the FBI. The two also allegedly discussed a plan to kidnap and then kill victims.
“I will take a life, I don’t have a problem with that,” Lutchman said, according to the FBI.
On Tuesday, the pair allegedly went to a Walmart in Rochester to purchase supplies, including ski masks, zip-ties, a machete and duct tape. The next day, Lutchman was arrested — and the FBI seized a video he made on his cellphone taking responsibility for the attack and pledging his allegiance to ISIS.0