At the time of his arrest, Plano West High School Muslim student Matin Azizi-Yarand, 17, had planned the attack for mid-May after being inspired by ISIS.
The teen allegedly spent weeks staking out the mall. Investigators say he was detailing security’s placement, and outlining a strategy for a surprise attack on cops. They say the teen suggested a shooting rampage and burning down several stores. He also stated that his plan was to cause financial damage, “setting stores on fire according to the affidavit.
Azizi-Yarand told an undercover federal agent that he wanted to take hostages and would like to “actually make a cop surrender and drop his gun, then douse him with gasoline and burn him … record it.” TEXAS: MUSLIM TEEN arrested for plotting an ISIS-inspired shooting massacre at a shopping mall