Terror plotter is arrested after pledging allegiance to Al Qaeda and telling undercover FBI officer he was planning to attack Cleveland’s 4th July parade by giving remote control cars filled with explosives to military CHILDREN and blowing up a van

Monday, July 2, 2018
By Paul Martin

Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, also known as Abdur Raheem Rahfeeq, was allegedly planning a massive Fourth of July attack in downtown Cleveland, Ohio
Pitts, a US citizen, scouted out locations for the strike to take place
He wanted to take St. John’s cathedral ‘off the map’, set off a van filled with explosives, and give children bomb-filled remote controlled cars
His plans were foiled when he detailed the attack to an undercover FBI agent
He was arrested Sunday and has been charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization
He is due in court Monday and faces up to 20 years in prison

By MARLENE LENTHANG
DAILYMAIL.COM
2 July 2018

A man has been arrested for allegedly assisting al Qaeda plot a Fourth of July terror attack in Ohio.

Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, also known as Abdur Raheem Rahfeeq, was arrested Sunday at 10am, officials announced in a press conference Monday.

The US citizen allegedly proclaimed allegiance to Al Qaeda and planned to attack a Fourth of July celebration in downtown Cleveland by setting off a van filled with explosives and by sending remote control cars filled with bombs and shrapnel to the children of military officers.

He also wanted to take St. John’s Cathedral in Cleveland ‘off the map’.

Pitts wanted to target crowds that would gather for the Fourth of July parade in Cleveland as well firework spectators near his building, officials said.

Last week he surveyed Fourth of July celebration locations throughout downtown Cleveland, scouting Voinovich Park and the US Coast Guard station, to plan the attack.

His plans were foiled after he detailed his intentions to an undercover FBI agent posing as an al Qaeda associate.

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