Chicago Man Charged With Plotting Terror Attack on Mall

Posted: Dec 08, 2006 1:03 PM


ABC News has learned a Chicago-area man has been charged with plotting a terrorist attack.

Sources say the man is accused of planning to use firearms and explosives to attack a specific mall in Rockford, Ill. The alleged plan was to target this mall during the holiday shopping season.

The suspect is being described as a "lone wolf" style terrorist and is not believed to have ties to any organized terrorist group.

Charges are expected to be formally announced in Chicago later today.

Allah's following the bust-up of the "allegedly ideologically motivated" attack.

The "will, but not the means?"

Update: From our suspect: "I probably would have eventually ended up just stabbing the sh** out of some Jews or something...Because during the war with Hezbollah, man, I had already started looking at synagogues."