The third man allegedly linked to a Boston terror plot to attack policeman has been charged with conspiracy to help ISIS, federal authorities announced now.
Nicholas Rovinski, who was arrested Thursday evening in Rhode Island, allegedly planned with Massachusetts men Usaama Rahim and David Wright to commit attacks inside the U.S. – which includes a purported plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller, the lady who organized the controversial draw Mohammad contest in Garland, Texas.
Rahim was shot and killed by police in the parking lot of a Boston CVS final week. Wright, Rahim’s nephew, was arrested a day right after the shooting and held on charges connected to obstruction of justice.
A criminal complaint against Rovinski, unsealed currently, describes a meeting in late May possibly when the 3 alleged plotters drove to a beach in Warwick, Rhode Island.
“In an apparent work to make certain that their conversations would not be overheard, they spoke for more than two hours on a damp, deserted beach,” the complaint says. “Both Wright and Rovinski later independently admitted to law enforcement agents that, at the meeting on the beach, they discussed plans to behead Intended Victim-1.” Law enforcement officials identified Intended Victim-1 as Geller.
But on the morning of Rahim’s deadly encounter with police, Rahim allegedly called Wright and told him of a modify in plans: as an alternative, he would go just after “those boys in blue” in Massachusetts. The FBI says Wright urged Rahim to wipe his pc and destroy his phone so they could not be searched by law enforcement, and urged him to make a will.
Rovinski, 24, briefly appeared today in a Boston court where he received court-appointed counsel. No plea was entered and he will be held devoid of bail, the judge stated.
Just before the hearing Rovinski’s mother, Lori, told reporters, “It will all come out,” but did not comment additional.
Rovinski is next scheduled to seem with Wright in court next Friday for a detention hearing.
ABC News’ James Gordon Meek and Tom Liddy contributed to this report.