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'Fire where you hear screams' - ISIS-inspired teen allegedly considered other targets

Matin Azizi-Yarand has been detained and faces charges related to a planned terrorist attack, authorities say.
Matin Azizi-Yarand has been detained and faces charges related to a planned terrorist attack, authorities say. Collin County district attorney

The Plano West High School senior arrested Tuesday and charged with plotting an ISIS-inspired shooting attack later this month at Stonebriar Centre in Frisco considered other attacks, including a mass shooting at his school and killing a police officer, his arrest affidavit says.

Matin Azizi-Yarand, 17, also allegedly had a document originally authored by Columbine shooter Eric Harris on how to make pipe bombs and sent links to videos about bomb-making and knife attacks to FBI sources he communicated with online who were posing as sympathizers to ISIS.

Azizi-Yarand thought carefully about how best to terrorize the American public, the FBI alleges in the affidavit.

"I'd actually like to make a cop surrender and drop his gun, then douse him with gasoline and burn him ... record it," he said, according to the affidavit.

He also considered shooting students at his school, where he was arrested Tuesday morning.

"School is a perfect place for an attack. Even a blind man could take 10 easily," the FBI alleges Azizi-Yarand said. "Just fire where you hear screams."

Another target was an unnamed Hindu temple he said he'd like to "shoot up," according to the affidavit.

In an interview from jail with FOX 4 that aired Wednesday night, Azizi-Yarand denied plotting an attack on the mall.

Last October, a Plano couple pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about their son's support of ISIS.

Fort Worth Police and the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office are looking for these 10 fugitives. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Call 817-469-8477.

Stephen English: 817-390-7330, @sbenglish74
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