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This is scary. Good thing the FBI were on their game!

A Lebanese man, who is also a permanent U.S. resident, Sami Samir Hassoun, has been charged with plotting to bomb a crowded area by Wrigley Field, as people were leaving a Dave Matthews Band concert at the stadium over the weekend.

Hassoun had been collaborating with a man who was cooperating with the FBI, and the bomb planted was a fake provided by an undercover FBI agent.

At this time, the FBI are saying that Hassoun was acting alone. Here’s a statement from Robert Grant, head of the FBI’s office in Chicago:

"He was acting alone. He was not, I would say, highly skilled but definitely desirous of finding the material he needed to carry out his attack.”

More from Grant:

"His intent was to kill as many people as he could in an area of town that was highly populated, in an effort to cause as much destruction as possible.”

Major props to the FBI for preventing a tragic attack! We always hear about terrorists being harbored in other countries. Frightening to hear about someone plotting attacks against us, who is in fact a U.S. resident.

Thoughts?

[Image via Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune.]

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28 comments to “Man Plotted To Bomb Wrigley Field Stadium Area”



  1. 1

    mario -ppl go to cnn and their local news outlet for information like this, you don't need to copy/paste it………we come here for celebrity news albeit being incessantly late with it………



  2. 2

    I guess i do not understand why there are vertually no comments left on this page that has to do with a possible attack on American Soil. Now if this was something about Gaga or BloHan you guys would have been adamant about leaving your nasty insecure comments i hopes to make you feel better about your self's …..Insecurity kills all that is beautiful….Jus sayin



  3. 3

    Kudos to the FBI, and how sad for good Lebanese people everywhere. I am glad this didn't happen.



  4. 4

    Thank goodness his friend reported this loony to the FBI, he should be given a medal for saving us!



  5. 5

    Re: BiaesLoca – could it have something to do with this being a celebrity gossip website and not a run of the mill news outlet???? no, couldn't be that………….



  6. 6

    Was he Amish? Heh, probably not…



  7. 7

    I was at that concert at Wrigley. SO scary!!!!



  8. 8

    What they need to do is everytime they catch one of those assholes take them outback put a blind fold on get 10 people with 9 blanks and 1 with a real bullet and shoot his ass right there on the spot no trial needed



  9. 9

    Have you forgotten that animal from Connecticut who posed as an American and was only plotting to kill as many Americans as possible?!!!! Everyone who knew him said they "had no idea". The deepest level of evil is the most subtle. They lie and pretend and will do whatever they have to get what they want: the destruction of America and her people. They're already trying implement Sharia Law in the U.S.!!!!! Absolutely disgusting and abominable and soooo disrespectful to all that the U.S Constitution stands for!!!



  10. 10

    umm… that's crazy. I just read this. I was at that show this weekend. How scary. Thank God they found him before anything happened.



  11. 11

    Re: Kate Masiak – I was working the concert as well! Nuts!



  12. 12

    Im from Chicago too and this is very scary, to think that this tragedy almost happened in our city. I think he should get the death penalty cause thats a very populated part of the city.



  13. 13

    Not a question of where, but when will it happen. And, it doesn't have to be someone from another country..we have enough people here who want to lash out at the USA. Very scary times.



  14. 14

    I just don't believe anything the FBI makes public!



  15. 15

    I know Dave fans are notorious douches, but no need to bomb them. Just making fun of them is enough.
    Re: CBenji – Don't worry about all Lebanese people being blamed. In the US, they don't care about nationality - they blame their religion. No anti-Saudi Arabia rallies after 9/11 - just anti-Islam rallies. It's a disgusting practice. But, if this man was a Christian convert, then the Lebanese will be blamed.



  16. 16

    Re: Serena Loves Mario – He is a muslim. Surprise!



  17. 17

    Crazy people come from all over the world They just wake up one morning and decide to kill a couple of thousand of innocent people because I guess they have nothing else to do or to draw attention to themselves. My husband is and immigrant and he has been leagaly in this country for years so i hate to say it but maybe the U.S. should be more careful about letting everyone come here



  18. 18

    Geesh!!! Whoever wrote this article, Get your head out of your ass. This is not the first time this has happened. We have transplants here all over the place who have become US Citizens, but yet still feel the need to harm us . Even worse, we have American born and bred, Irish, German, English, etc. who have also plotted to blow up things. Thank God for Big Brother!!.



  19. 19

    Holy cow! I was born and raised in that neighborhood (since have moved) but my little cousins and a ton of friends were at that concert! Wow! I am so glad they are safe!



  20. 20

    i don't like Dave Matthews either, but this might be an over-reaction … i'm sure Sami Samir Hassoun is a fine Christian otherwise …



  21. 21

    must of been been a cardinals fan!



  22. 22

    Being from Chicago myself, he also had other plans of attack. Some of those included: Blowing up Willis (Sears) Tower, tainting Chicago's water, etc. I am very glad the FBI has been tracking this man for about a year now, and was able to catch him before he could cause harm!



  23. 23

    Tons of my classmates and friends went to that concert. Freaks me out to know that they could've been gone in an instant due to an idiot like this.



  24. 24

    Re: jcrhode – I have so much respect for you!



  25. 25

    "Frightening to hear about someone plotting attacks against us, who is in fact a U.S. resident.

    Thoughts?"
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    My thought is that you need to learn how to construct a sentence.
    The one that I have pasted above is a major mess.



  26. 26

    Re: Steven R Williams – If you support that type of punishment, I'm sure there are plenty of uncivilized countries out there you'd love to live in…



  27. 27

    couldn't he just kill the dave matthews band? fucking boring milktoast bullshit frat-rock.



  28. 28

    Islam is a peaceful religion. BWAHAHAHAHAHA. Sorry….can't say that without laughing. I use the term "religion" lightly.