A local taxi driver charged with attempting to send money to a Pakistan-based terrorist has asked to be released from jail.
Authorities are stepping up their investigation into the mail bombs addressed to Chicago synagogues, and they weren’t the only Chicago locations showing up on al-Qaeda’s radar.
Communication cards had been removed from the cell phones attached to the bombs.
Officials say 3 packages of Chicago-bound books, papers were innocuous, but likely used to scope logistics for cargo bomb plot.
Yemeni authorities are checking dozens more packages in a search for the terrorists who tried to mail bombs to Chicago-area synagogues in a brazen plot that heightened fears of a a new al-Qaida terror attack.
Two suspicious packages containing explosives were intercepted on their way from Yemen to Chicago, authorities said Friday. President Barack Obama said authorities had uncovered a “credible terrorist threat.”
The Jewish Federation of Chicago was helping get the word out to local synagogues and Jewish centers on Friday after authorities intercepted two suspicious packages from Yemen.
Authorities stopped two cargo planes with suspicious packages onboard, after learning the items were being sent from Yemen to synagogues in Chicago.