NH man eyed in terror scheme
Three protesters arrested on terrorism-related charges ahead of today’s NATO summit — including a man from New Hampshire — considered targeting President Barack Obama’s reelection headquarters and the home of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, according to court documents released on Saturday.
The three men charged were listed as Jared Chase, 27, of Keene, N.H., Brian Church, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Brent Betterly, 24, of Massachusetts.
The Chicago Police Department said the men, described as self-proclaimed anarchists and members of the “Black Bloc” movement that disrupted international gatherings in the past, were arrested on Wednesday and charged on Friday with conspiracy to commit terrorism, providing material support for terrorism and possession of an explosive incendiary device.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said the men also had weapons, including a mortar, knives and a hunting bow. It said they also considered attacking police stations and cars in Chicago to disrupt police operations in the two-day NATO summit.
At a hearing on Saturday, bail was set at $1.5 million for each of the three.
Hier, on a aussi annoncé l’arrestation de 2 autres anarchistes reliés à des attentats prévus à Chicago lors du sommet de l’OTAN.