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Teenager Arrested for Trying to Blow Up Chicago Bar

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Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) -- An 18-year-old man was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for allegedly trying to blow up a downtown Chicago bar with a car bomb.

Adel Dould, a U.S. citizen from Hillside, Illinois, was taken into custody yesterday after an undercover operation by federal officials, the FBI said in a statement. Dould was charged yesterday in a criminal complaint in federal court with two counts, including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, according to the FBI.

The FBI has been monitoring Dould, who began posting violent materials relating to jihad and the killing of Americans on the Internet last year, according to the statement.

The explosives Dould tried to obtain were supplied by undercover agents and posed no actual threat, the FBI said in the statement.

In April, a Chicago man pleaded guilty to charges that he tried in 2010 to detonate a bomb he had stashed in a trash can near the city’s historic baseball stadium, Wrigley Field. Sami Samir Hassoun admitted to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and trying to use an explosive to damage or destroy a building used in interstate commerce. The bomb was a fake that had been provided to Hassoun in a government sting operation.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mina Kawai in New York at minkawai@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Sylvia Wier at swier@bloomberg.net

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