Transcript for Chicago Teen Allegedly Tried to Blow Up Bar With Car Bomb
details meanwhile on an alleged plot of homegrown terror. A teen accused of trying to detonate a car bomb outside a chicago bar this weekend. This morning, the bar owner is speaking now. Alex perez outside. Reporter: Good morning, josh, it's actually a liquor store and the bar. This is the place believed to be This is a busy intersection, popular with stock traders. Hundreds could easily have been hurt. Authorities say 18-year-old adel daoud had one thing in mind. Killing americans. His target, according to investigators a packed bar in downtown chicago overnight. The fbi hasn't named the bar overnight, the owner of cal's bar and liquor believes his bar was the target. It matches the description in the affidavit. Authorities say daoud drove a jeep cherokee and walked away. The bar's owner says approximately 15 undercover agents wearing ear pieces, surrounded the bar, arresting daoud on the spot. Neighbors around daoud's suburban chicago home stunned at the allegation. According to the affidavit, undercover agents posing as radicals first started exchanging documents in may. It shows daoud had allegedly been sharing information online. In the criminal complaint, investigators say daoud made several postings on an interim forum. I hate the oppression of the usa and I'd like to do something to hurt it from the inside, he allegedly wrote. Islamic extremists believe if you're not part of their philosophy, then you are against them. And so they typically will pick targets where they believe nonbelievers would be. Reporter: After casing several locations, according to court papers, daoud found that target. Came up with the perfect place, daoud allegedly told the undercover agent. It's a bar, it's a liquor store, it's a concert all in one bundle. Would be filled with the evillest people. Now, the owner said he had live music and a packed house here friday night. Daoud is due in federal court in chicago later today.
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