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Wrigleyville bomber sentenced

Chicago CubsA would-be terrorist targeting fans at a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field with a bomb placed in a trash can has pleaded guilty to charges and will be spending at least 20 years in prison.

Sami Samir Hassoun, 24, pleaded guilty in federal court “to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and trying to use an explosive to damage or destroy a building used in interstate commerce in Chicago,” reports Bloomberg. There was never any danger of a bomb actually detonating: Hassoun was the target of a sting operation and was under surveillance by the FBI, which provided Hassoun with a “bomb” that was really a paint can filled with ball bearings. He was arrested in September 2010.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 15.


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