Rochester, N.Y. – A Rochester man has been arrested and charge with carrying out an attack in the name of ISIS at an unnamed Rochester-area bar on New Year’s Eve.
Prosecutors said Emanuel Lutchman, 25, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a designated foreign terrorist organization.
According to the criminal complaint, Lutchman was convicted in 2006 of second-degree robbery and served approximately five years in prison.
He was also arrested several times beforehand for mental hygiene arrests.
In November and December, Lutchman talked online and over the phone with an FBI informant and expressed his strong support for ISIS and/or ISIL.
Earlier this month, Lutchman told the informant that he had been in contact with someone who claimed to be an ISIS member in Syria and called being part of the…
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