Illinois man indicted with trying to bomb Chicago bar

September 20, 2012

The Associated Press

A federal grand jury has indicted an Illinois man accused of trying to ignite what he thought was a car bomb outside a Chicago bar.

The U.S. attorney's office says Adel Daoud was indicted Thursday on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to damage or destroy a building by means of an explosive.

Daoud, who turns 19 on Friday, was arrested last week after authorities say he tried to trigger a fake mechanism set up by the FBI as a part of a sting.

According to court documents, Daoud told an undercover agent he was pursuing the attack because the U.S. was at war "with Islam and Muslims."

Daoud was in court Thursday for a detention hearing. His attorney didn't immediately return a message.