Gregory Lepsky

Charged: May 04, 2017
Affiliation
ISIS
State
New Jersey
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Gregory Lepsky
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
A family member of Gregory Lepsky called the police in February 2017 and reported that Lepsky had threatened to kill the family dog. When the police arrived, they found the dog alive, hiding under the bed with a large slash wound to its back. Police also found a pressure cooker in Lepsky’s closet and a book titled “Martyrdom in Jihad Versus Suicide Bombing.” At a hospital, and in front of law enforcement agents, Lepsky said he was working for ISIS and had planned to use a pressure cooker bomb in New York City. A search of Lepsky’s computer and phone revealed that he had been searching for information about ISIS and weapons. He was also communicating with people online and through text messages about ISIS and jihad.