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Three men were accused of planning terrorist attacks during the NATO summit in Chicago, where world leaders including President Barack Obama are scheduled to gather this weekend, the county prosecutor said.
“Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Betterly were charged overnight with criminal acts relating to terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism and possession of explosives,” Anita Alvarez, the Cook County, Illinois, state’s attorney, said yesterday in a statement.
Chicago, the third-biggest U.S. city, is hosting the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit today and tomorrow, amid heightened security measures in the downtown business district and at a nearby convention center, where Obama and representatives from NATO’s 28 member nations will convene.
“We’re very confident in the ability of Chicago” and the U.S. government to have “a very successful event,” Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, told reporters yesterday. “If these more serious allegations are true, then I think it was effective work in making sure that they couldn’t pose any additional threat to public security,” he said.
The men were accused of making Molotov cocktails to hurl at the president… (Read more)
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