Collin County TX v. Azizi-Yarand, Matin
Plano, TX

Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)

Matin Azizi-Yarand, a high school student from Plano, TX, was arrested for making terroristic threats to carry out his plan of committing a mass shooting at a local mall and for soliciting other individuals to assist him in the mass shooting attack. Azizi-Yarand was inspired by ISIS to conduct this attack. At the time of arrest, Azizi-Yarand sent more than $1,400 to others for the purchase of weapons and tactical gear. He had written and planned to disseminate his "Message to America" explaining the reasons for his attack. Azizi-Yarand will be prosecuted by the Collin County District Attorney's Office with support from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas.