US teenager arrested in Chicago bomb plot sting


Related Stories

An 18-year-old man had been arrested in the US city of Chicago on suspicion of plotting a bomb attack.

The FBI said Adel Daoud had planned to detonate a car bomb outside a bar in the city.

He had been tracked by the FBI after posting comments online about violent jihad and the killing of Americans, the Associated Press reports.

He was arrested on Friday in a sting operation, where agents posing as extremists gave him a phoney bomb.

Officials said the bomb was inert and that the public was never in danger.

Mr Daoud has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to damage and destroy a building with an explosive, AP reports.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of life in jail.

US law enforcement officials have increasingly carried out "sting" operations in an effort to stop potential terror suspects.

There has been a number of convictions based on stings in recent years, but Muslim groups and civil rights groups have expressed concern at the use of such tactics.

More on This Story

Related Stories

From other news sites

* May require registration or subscription

More US & Canada stories



Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.