This moron apparently was mad at Mayor Daley.
Kudos to the FBI for stopping this clown.
I can't imagine the chaos that would have been created had this been a real bomb and gone off where the backpack was being dropped.
Wrigleyville bomb suspect may claim entrapment
As prosecutors take up the challenge of trying to convict a man arrested in an alleged bomb plot in Chicago, they may have to show the suspect wasn't egged on by an informant or undercover FBI agents into a crime he didn't initially intend to commit.
Hassoun is due in court at 3:30 p.m. today for a detention hearing. His attorney, Myron Auerbach, says it's not clear if the judge will rule on bail at that hearing.
Auerbach said Tuesday he needed to study the case further before deciding on a defense strategy. But he left open the possibility of citing entrapment.
"My client didn't bring anything of his own making to the incident. Things were given to him," he said.
Former federal prosecutor Eric Sussman said the issue of entrapment is often broached in such cases.
"You have to show the suspect is someone predisposed to committing the crime rather than the informant being the instigator," Sussman said.
Hassoun, a Lebanese citizen who has lived in Chicago for about three years, was charged Monday with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and of an explosive device.
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