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    Wed, 22 Sep 2010 10:55:37

    "Bomb" Nearly Detonated After Saturday's Dave Matthews Band Show in Chicago - Lebanese immigrant was detained over the incident

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    Late Saturday night, police in Chicago arrested a Lebanese immigrant who attempted to plant a bomb near Wrigley Field, shortly after the Dave Matthews Band had played a show at the baseball park, reports The Chicago Tribune. Word is Sami Samir Hassoun planted the device just feet away from a neighborhood bar and was then detained by a crack team of Chicago police and FBI agents. Authorities say Hassoun timed the attack to cause massive casualties and expected to destroy half a block. The FBI foiled the plot, as they had been tracking Hassoun. The bomb turned out to be a placebo that undercover agents had provided to him earlier that day. Whew.

    Crazy political motives - he wanted to unseat the mayor- were at the heart of this incident. Thankfully, everyone is safe and the DMB show was not interrupted.

    Have you ever seen a concert in a baseball park a la DMB at Wrigley Field?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.22.10



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