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Suspect who planned Fourth of July terrorist attack in Cleveland to appear in court Monday

Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts (Source: FBI) Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts (Source: FBI)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

The man accused of plotting a large-scale attack in Cleveland on Independence Day is expected back in federal court on Monday morning.

Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, 48, is facing charges of providing material support to a terrorist organization.

Pitts was arrested on July 1 after he discussed his intentions with an undercover FBI agent to conspire with Al Qaeda and detonate explosives on the Fourth of July at several downtown Cleveland locations, including Voinovich Park and St. John's Cathedral.


President Trump praises FBI for stopping suspected July Fourth terrorist attack in Cleveland


Court documents also indicated that Pitts wanted to organize a similar attack in Philadelphia and provide children of military families with remote-controlled cars packed with explosives intended to harm their parents.

Stay with Cleveland 19 News for updates.

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