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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Plano Man Arrested for Soliciting Others to Assist Him in Committing an ISIS-Inspired Mass Shooting

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(May 2, 2018) A 17-year-old Plano man has been arrested for criminal solicitation of capital murder and making a terroristic threat, announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Frisco Police Department, and the Plano Police Department.

Matin Azizi-Yarand, a high school student, was arrested for making terroristic threats to carry out his plan of committing a mass shooting at a local mall and for soliciting other individuals to assist him in the mass shooting attack. 

Read the full press release from the Collin County District Attorney's Office here.

Arrest affidavits are also available here.

“We’re so grateful for the men and women of our Frisco Police Department who work every day, around the clock to keep us safe,” said Mayor Jeff Cheney.

“This is why we dedicate more than fifty percent of our budget to public safety. We want first responders to have the best tools and training they need to help protect our residents, businesses and visitors. Our number one goal is for everyone to get home safe, including our police officers and firefighters. We’re also indebted to the North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force, including the FBI, the Plano Police Department, the Richardson Police Department and the Collin County District Attorney’s Office. Their collaborative efforts are an outstanding example of how teamwork is essential to protecting our communities. While the team’s efforts were successful in this case, still law enforcement needs your help and support. Our Police Chief John Bruce says, we can’t emphasize enough, if you see something, say something.”

If anyone has any information on this case or defendant, please call the FBI’s Public Access Line at 855-324-7257 or email at https://tips.fbi.gov. Caller information will be kept confidential.

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