Wrigleyville bomb plot suspect to appear in court

A 22-year-old Lebanese refugee accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago’s Wrigley Field this month is set to appear in federal court.

It’ll be Sami Samir Hassoun’s second appearance since he was charged last week with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and of an explosive device. Prosecutors claim Hassoun took a fake bomb given to him by undercover FBI agents and dropped it in a trash bin near the home of the Chicago Cubs.

Attorney Myron Auerbach has said his client isn’t a terrorist. And he says actions assigned to Hassoun, if true, were strange and uncharacteristic.

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