OAN Roy Francis
Updated 11:54 am – Saturday, March 18, 2023
A New York man who previously voiced support for the Islamic State has been charged with plotting to kill a police officer and threatening to kill the mayor at a local St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The Justice Department said Lydon Korra of Yonkers, New York, was arrested and is now facing federal charges.
“That’s usually what terrorists want to do,” Mayor Mike Spano said. “They want to terrorize your mind, terrorize your thoughts, terrorize you.”
A multi-agency investigation involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the New York Police Department (NYPD) uncovered threats made by Korra via social media.
“I will crucify Yonkers cops and their superiors along McLean Avenue,” the 32-year-old said in a direct message to Yonkers Police.
Korra, who lives near the parade route, was previously interviewed by law enforcement. However, after his latest threats, members of the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Korra.
Local residents expressed relief that he was stopped.
“It’s terrifying, but I’m happy to know they were caught,” said Yonkers resident Maria Oriol. “There’s always someone out there trying to do something.”
Korra had previously praised Saiflo Saipov for calling him his brother. people were injured. He is currently serving a life sentence.
“Most of the time these are baseless,” the mayor said. “Most of the time these things don’t work, but you have to be vigilant and 100%.”
Mayor Yonkers went to assure the community that there would be adequate law enforcement during Saturday’s parade and along the route. to wear