Chicago police foil terror attack plot

Nearly 60 world leaders have gathered in Chicago for the Summit beginning on Sunday,aimed at charting out a road map on international support to Afghanistan post-2014.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Washington | Published:May 21, 2012 1:29 am

Five members of the ‘Black Bloc’ group have been arrested in US President Barack Obama’s hometown Chicago on charges of allegedly plotting terror attacks during the key NATO Summit in the city.

Nearly 60 world leaders have gathered in Chicago for the Summit beginning on Sunday,aimed at charting out a road map on international support to Afghanistan post-2014.

The five were also planning to attack the headquarters of the Obama Campaign in Chicago,the home of Chicago Mayor Ram Emanuel and police stations,authorities said.

The five men — Sebastian Senakiewicz,24,Mark Neiweem,28,Brian Church (22),Jared Chase (27) and Brent Betterly (24),were produced before a court late Saturday. An Illinois judge set bails for each of the three suspect of $1.5 million.

The three were charged with material support for terrorism; conspiracy to commit terrorism; and possession of explosives or explosive or incendiary devices.

According to prosecutors,the investigation began in May,and revealed that the defendants are self-proclaimed anarchists and members of the “Black Bloc” group,who travelled together from Florida to the Chicago in preparation for committing terror acts.

According to prosecutors,plans were made to attack four police stations in the area with Molotov cocktails.

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