A Morganton teenager and Muslim convert, Justin Nojan Sullivan, 19, is facing multiple terror-related charges in connection with attacks planned in the U.S. on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIS), according to federal prosecutors from the North Carolina U.S. Attorney’s Office.
WYFF4 (h/t Shoebat) Sullivan, 19, was arrested Friday at his home. “The defendant was planning assassinations and violent attacks in the U.S. and is charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS and federal firearms violations,” Assistant Attorney General Carlin said.
The criminal complaint against Sullivan says the agent made contact with Sullivan on June 6 and the teenager told him he became a Muslim after he “started thinking about death and stuff.” He said he was angry about U.S. airstrikes on Muslims and planned revenge that would force them to stop.
On June 7, Sullivan shared plans to acquire an assault rifle, the complaint said. Sullivan said to the agent, “Just kill a few people so that I know you are truthful. Just shoot them and leave. Wear a mask. Do it at night.” He also said, “I’ll kill 500 people this month … I want a car bomb,” the complaint said.
He said. “Five hundred is an incorrect body count for our attack.” When asked what the correct number would be, he answered 1,000, and said he was “thinking about using biological weapons.”
Sullivan said, “Our attacks need to be as big as possible. We can do minor assassinations before the big attack for training,” the complaint said. “Our attack will be next month,” he said/ “I’ll be doing shooting of my own before then. I’m excited.”
Sullivan admitted planning terrorist attacks, and that he talked to the undercover agent about attacks at a bar or a concert, at places that were “not very far away.” He admitted that he looked online yellow pages for places to attack.
Neighbors talk about Sullivan: