Act of Terror Averted
Would-Be Bomber Sentenced in Chicago
“The device was a fake—supplied by an FBI undercover agent”
/13 A federal judge has sentenced an Illinois man to 23 years in prison for an attemptedbombing in 2010 near Chicago’s Wrigley Field that was intended to cause masscasualties and paralyze the community.
On that Saturday evening in September, while a concert was taking place at theChicago Cubs baseball stadium, Sami Samir Hassoun placed a backpack that hethought contained a powerful bomb into a trash can on a nearby crowded street.
The device was a fake—supplied by an FBI undercover agent—but had it been real, theeffects would have been “horrific,” according to the judge who sentenced Hassounyesterday.