Akron man soliciting support of murders of service members

Akron man soliciting support of murders of service members

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - A local terror suspect is locked up after details were revealed about his evil plan to kill members of the military.

Terrence J. McNeil, 25, has been charged for soliciting the murder of members of the military in support of ISIL.

Federal prosecutors allege that he posted names, addresses, and photos of U.S. military personnel on social media, and explicitly called for the killing of American service members in their homes and communities.

In one posting, he included an image of a handgun and a knife with text that read "…and kill them wherever you find them…"

Using a Tumblr account around Sept. 24, 2015, McNeil reblogged a file with the banner "Islamic State Hacking Division," followed by "Target: United States Military" and "Leak: Addresses of 100 U.S. Military Personnel."

The social media posts go all the way back to 2014.

Around May 11, 2014, using Facebook account "Terrence Joseph Broadway," McNeil posted:

 "I can't wait for another 9/11, Boston bombing, or Sandy Hook!!!"

Around May 12, 2014, following another user's reply to this comment, McNeil posted:

 "I'm American by birth not choice. Easily I'm african american and native american so this country has made my people suffer years. Casualty of war. I would gladly take part in an attack on this murderous regime and the poeple Isicl." 

"While we aggressively defend First Amendment rights, the individual arrested today went far beyond free speech by reposting names and addresses of 100 U.S. service members, all with the intent to have them killed, " said Special Agent in Charge Stephen Anthony. "We will remain vigilant in our efforts to stop those who wish to support these despicable acts."

Summa Health released the following statement:

"We can confirm that Terrence J. McNeil has worked at Akron City Hospital since June 30, 2015. Mr. McNeil worked in a non-patient care job and last reported to work this past Monday. Prior to his hiring in June, his background check raised no concerns and there have been no issues with his work performance. Any additional information must be obtained through law enforcement officials."

The case is being investigated by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force in Cleveland. The case is being prosecuted by U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Ohio and the National Security Division's Counterterrorism Section.

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