A teenager was arrested in downtown Chicago by the FBI recently after he tried to blow up a bar with what he believed was a car bomb.
The 18 year old named Adel Dould was taken into custody where he was charged with two counts of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
If sentenced, Adel could face a maximum of life in prison.
The NY Daily News reports:
Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a Downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors said Saturday.
Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside, was arrested Friday night in an undercover operation in which agents pretending to be terrorists provided him with a phony car bomb.
The FBI began monitoring Daoud after he posted material online about violent jihad and the killing of Americans, federal prosecutors said.”
The site reports:
In May, two undercover FBI agents contacted Daoud in response to the postings and exchanged several electronic messages with him in which he expressed an interest in engaging in violent jihad in the United States or abroad, according to an affidavit by an FBI special agent.
According to the FBI’s statement, undercover agents gave Adel the explosives that were no actual threat to citizens.
SOURCE: NY Daily News