Three teenagers with a Matrix fixation have been arrested with an arsenal of weapons, that police say they were about to use to kill "as many people as possible."
Police have revealed they were captured wearing trenchcoats like their hero in The Matrix sci-fi films, and a motorist they tried to hijack said: "These guys were ready for a war."
The three, aged 18, 15 and 14, had been planning to carry out multiple murders since early this year, according to New Jersey police chief Christopher Ferrari. He added they planned on not being taken alive.
Matthew Lovett, 18, was among those arrested. The others were not named. Police say Lovett imagined an almost supernatural aura around himself, sometimes referring to himself as The Mystic, The One.