Emanuel Lutchman was arrested on Dec. 30 for his support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and planned attack for New Year’s Eve in Rochester, N.Y.
Lutchman planned to attack a local restaurant/bar armed only with a machete, knives, and supplies to take hostages.
This marks the 76th Islamist-inspired terror attack/plot on the United States since 9/11 and the 13th in 2015—making 2015 the year with the greatest number of attacks or plots over the past 14 years.
Lutchman is a 25-year-old U.S. citizen who has a history of arrests and in 2006 was sent to prison for five years for robbery. Beginning in November of 2015, he started confessing his allegiance to ISIS online. It wasn’t until after purportedly getting in contact with a member of ISIS within Syria that the planning of an attack began.