Yonker’s man, who threatened to kill police during a St. Patrick’s Day parade, has been arrested
An ISIS-obsessed New Yorker who threatened to kill police officers at a local St. Patrick’s Day parade has been arrested, federal authorities said on Friday — as revelers across the country prepared to celebrate the often-frantic holiday .
Yonkers resident Ridon Kola, 32, was arrested and charged with making interstate threats ahead of Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The charges carry a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison and come after Kola directly notified Yonkers Police Department social media accounts to describe his planned assault.
The threats came over the course of several days and were compounded by a series of disturbing social media posts from the suspected domestic terrorist.
One such post, made days after Kola wrote to the department directly to say he would “crucify” officers tasked with policing the procession, included a picture of the suspect wielding an axe, apparently around to carry out his initial threat.
ARRESTED: Ridon Kola, 32, a Yonkers resident, has been arrested and charged with making interstate threats ahead of Yonkers’ St. Patrick’s Day parade scheduled for Saturday
The ISIS-obsessed New Yorker’s arrest came as revelers across the country prepared to celebrate the often hectic holiday, including at the famous NYC parade a few miles south
The message, sent to the Yonkers Police Department on March 9, saw Koala threateningly insisting that the street where the event was to be held would be a “horror scene” next Saturday before committing himself to one signed off the Arabic phrase meaning “God is great.”
“I will crucify the Yonkers cops and their bosses along McLean Avenue,” Kola wrote in correspondence released by the Justice Department shortly after his arrest.
“It’s going to be a horror scene,” the New Yorker continued, according to federal authorities. ‘Allahu Ekberr [sic].’
In another message sent the same day, Kola wrote, “The first humans to be crucified will be the Yonkers rats.”
While the message didn’t mention the parade directly, it did so through a proxy — with McLean being the street where the city’s event is set to take place.
The planned event is significantly smaller than its famous Manhattan counterpart held a few miles south, with a procession of about 150,000 and about 2 million people.
Still, the Yonkers parade is no slouch and is still expected to welcome around 30,000 revelers.
The threats came over the course of several days and were compounded by a series of disturbing social media posts from the suspected domestic terrorist
US prosecutors announced Friday that they had arrested the Yonkers resident, describing a series of since-deleted posts in which the suspect expressed support for the terror group
In a post cited by the FBI, Kola showed support for ISIS fanatic Sayfullo Saipov, 35, who was sentenced this week to life in prison for plowing into eight people with a rented UHaul on a New York City bike lane in 2017
Other posts published since doing nothing have included Islamic artwork and images that the Fed says match those used by jihadist groups to express a desire for a purely Islamic world — one of the terrorist group’s key tenets
After Kola’s arrest, the Mayor of Yonkers announced that the event would go ahead as planned, with safety as a priority.
“The message is clear. It’s not funny,” Democrat Mike Spano said of the not-so-veiled threats made by the currently detained suspect, saying he “will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
“That’s what we do,” the mayor said of his community, which is 16 miles north of Manhattan. “That’s why this guy won’t be in the parade. Safe to say. Everyone else who wants to enjoy the parade will be here.”
Hours earlier, US prosecutors announced they had arrested the Yonkers resident, while also detailing a series of since-deleted posts in which the suspect expressed support for the terror group and a “war on non-Muslims.” brought.
In a post cited by the FBI, Kola showed support for ISIS fanatic Sayfullo Saipov, 35, who was sentenced this week to life in prison for plowing into eight people with a rented UHaul on a New York City bike lane in 2017.
“May Allah set you free my brother,” Kola wrote in the post, which was written on March 7, according to a criminal complaint filed by prosecutors.
The suspected terrorist added: “The real terrorist and thief is American Illum Inati [sic]’
Other posts that have since gone unpublished included Islamic artwork and images that the Fed said match those used by jihadist groups to express a desire for a purely Islamic world — one of Islamic State’s core tenets.
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The complaint further revealed that Kola had written to social media threatening Yonkers police back in 2021, with a message in Albanian that read, “I’m going to slaughter you little girls.”
Kopa has since been taken into federal custody, with agents reportedly storming his home early Friday.
His arrest came as similar processions took place across the country in cities like the Big Apple and Georgia, with other revelers in cities like Fort Lauderdale celebrating the celebrations with boisterous beach parties, which many attended.
The annual parade in New York City – which bills itself as the largest and oldest in the world – paid homage to Ireland’s patron saint and celebrated the deep Irish history interwoven with American culture.
In Washington, DC, the White House was lit up in a festive shade of green on Friday night to celebrate the holiday.
In Ireland’s capital, a sea of green and orange crowds of half a million people took to the streets of Dublin to take part in the festive parade while revelers sipped on pints of Guinness.
The celebrations have gone smoothly since then, although the true extent of the debauchery is unlikely to be known until the nation wakes up on Saturday.
DUBLIN: Revelers dressed up to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in front of Dublin’s famous Temple Bar
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