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Texas indicts teen accused of planning mass shooting

DALLAS – A grand jury has accused a suburban Dallas teenager who the authorities say was planning a mass shooting in a shopping mall inspired by the Islamic State terror group.

Seventeen-year-old Matin Azizi-Yarand is Thursday indicted on charges of making a terrorist threat and questions the capital murder of a peace officer. The authorities claim that he already had more than $1,400 for the purchase of weapons and tactical gear, and had tried to recruit others to help him in the shooting.

He is held in the Collin County jail since his arrest in May on a secondary school in Plano.

His attorney, Mitch Nolte, tells The Dallas Morning News that they are looking forward to seeing the evidence, the state of the claims, and the challenge of the court.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

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