Islamic Terror Suspect Killed in Boston Plotted to Behead a Police Officer

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Jun 03, 2015 10:25 AM
Islamic Terror Suspect Killed in Boston Plotted to Behead a Police Officer

An Islamic man engaged in Jihad, Usaama Rahim, was shot and killed by police yesterday after lunging at them with a large knife. According to new reports Rahim planned to use that knife, which resembles the black knives used by ISIS, to behead a police officer. More from Fox News

The man shot and killed Tuesday by Boston police was plotting with another suspect to behead a cop, a law enforcement source told FoxNews.com

Authorities in Massachusetts arrested a man in connection with a counterterror investigation late Tuesday, hours after another man under surveillance by the Joint Terrorism Task Force was shot and killed after he refused to put down a military-style knife while approaching two officers.

"We believe the intent was to behead a police officer," one official told The Boston Globe. "We knew the plot had to be stopped. They were planning to take action Tuesday."

This plot comes just weeks after an Muhammed cartoon contest and free speech event was attacked in Texas by two Islamic men inspired by ISIS. Luckily, police were able to kill those suspects immediately as well.

In May, FBI Director James Comey said the influence of ISIS inside the United States is growing exponentially through the use of social media. Comey also admitted the agency is having a hard time keeping up with the number of threats and terror connections. The FBI is reportedly monitoring Americans who have traveled to Iraq or Syria to train with ISIS and then flown back home on U.S. passports.

Boston is of course the same place where the Tsarnaev brother's carried out the Boston Bombing in 2013.