Teen charged with trying to blow up Chicago bar
CHICAGO (AP) - 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 United States citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside, was arrested on Friday night in an undercover operation in which agents pretending to be terrorists provided him with a phony car bomb.
The US Attorney's Office in Chicago, which announced the arrest Saturday, said the device was harmless and the public was never at risk.
Daoud is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to damage and destroy a building with an explosive.