According to Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Vicki Anderson, the man, 48, faces charges of providing a foreign terrorist group with financial support. He is a US citizen, radicalized in the US, Anthony said. He is expected to be arraigned on the charge in Federal Court in Cleveland later today. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
The FBI had been tipped to Pitts as far back as 2015, when he sent a private Facebook message to "The Craig Sewing Show", a California-based political commentary show, saying: "The USA will be destroy".
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U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Ohio Justin Herdman stated that Anthony spent last week conducting reconnaissance for possible Fourth of July attack sites, including a Cleveland park and the U.S. Coast Guard station.
Tobin said the man wanted to attack a parade or "something downtown on July 4 where there would be lots of people", and he had talked of a similar plot in Philadelphia, where he had some ties. "Blow up in the, have a bomb blow up in the 4th of July parade", he continued. Allegedly among them: Hit Voinovich Park, where the fireworks are launched.
Among Pitts' plans were loading a van in downtown Cleveland with explosives, which would be used to destroy city landmarks, and giving toys filled with explosives to the children of Military members.
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"The only thing I'm gonna be responsible for is going to look at the spot, to scope out the scenery", he told the undercover agent in one alleged conversation.
Pitts told the agent that Philadelphia would be the "big target" and that the attack "will be done" on Labor Day, according to an affidavit.
The undercover agent discussed with him that people would die and the carnage involved in such an attack. He was arrested at the end of the meeting.
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