Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chicago man arrested after planning to set off bomb by Wrigley Field

Before I even delve into this article, I would like you to sit here and think what kind of man the guy is. Just use your brain. Think names, ethnicities, religions.

Have an idea?

Chicago Man Is Charged by U.S. in Bomb Plot, Alleged to Be Angry at Mayor

A 22-year-old man who allegedly spoke of wanting to assassinate Chicago’s mayor was charged by federal prosecutors with plotting to detonate a bomb near Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs baseball team.

Sami Samir Hassoun blamed Richard M. Daley for “weakening” the city’s security and planned to use the attack to drive him from office, according to the complaint against him. He was arrested Sept. 19 by members of the Chicago-area Joint Terrorism Task Force.

“He wanted to transform the City of Chicago. He wanted to make a statement,” Robert Grant, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Chicago office, told reporters after Hassoun appeared before a federal magistrate yesterday. He intended to “kill as many people as he could” by planting the explosive in a neighborhood full of bars, clubs and restaurants, Grant said.

Pretty close to your prediction? It was to mine!


Proof said...

Anyone know where Bill Ayers was during this time?

The Watcher said...

I was completely off: I was figuring an 80-year-old blue-haired Methodist grandma corked off at not getting a box-seat season ticket.