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Prosecutors say Alexander Ciccolo received four guns from a person cooperating with the FBI. He was arrested July 4. A Facebook page linked to Alexander Ciccolo was monitored as far back as December.

The Anti-Defamation League monitored a Facebook profile of someone calling himself Ali NoSisters Al Amriki. Lauren Steinberg of the ADL says they watch hundreds of online accounts that post about extremism and share what they find with law enforcement. She says they’ve linked this one to Alexander Ciccolo.

“Describing dreams he was having about attempts to travel to Syria, and stealing weapon,” says Steinberg. “And his profile picture itself showed him with this face partially concealed by a mask and holding a knife.”

Ciccolo was arrested on July 4 after FBI officials say he was recorded plotting an attack against an unnamed university using pressure cooker bombs and guns. In the Facebook post describing his dream about going to Syria, he writes about killing his father. Ciccolo is the estranged son of a Boston Police Captain. In another post he describes seeing Adolf Hitler and calls him beautiful. The Facebook page is no longer online, but posts saved by the ADL celebrate the destruction of America by ISIS.

Prosecutors say Alexander Ciccolo received four guns from a person cooperating with the FBI. He was arrested July 4.

His father is veteran police Capt. Robert Ciccolo, who alerted the FBI after his son said he wanted to join the Islamic State group. The police captain was not in court for his son’s detention hearing Tuesday.

Ciccolo mouthed “I love you” to his mother, seated in the front row.

Prosecutors played a portion of an FBI interview in which Ciccolo expresses support for the Islamic State.

Ciccolo’s parents say they’re “saddened” to learn of his intentions.