CHICAGO (CBS) — A 67-year-old man was arrested Thursday afternoon, after police said he threatened to shoot people entering a mosque in the Calumet Heights neighborhood, and to blow up the mosque itself.
Police said the man, a member of the mosque, got into an argument with someone outside the building near 89th and Stony Island shortly after 1 p.m.READ MORE: Katrina Pierce Charged With Using Names Of Homicide Victims To Collect Tax Refunds And Stimulus Checks, And She Has Gone To Prison Before For Similar Schemes
The 67-year-old man then threatened to shoot people who entered the mosque, and threatened to blow up the building.READ MORE: Chicago Hotels Expected To Lose $2 Billion In Revenue By Year's End, Report Says
Police arrested the man at the scene.MORE NEWS: Pilsen Nonprofit Tackles Food Insecurity: 'Who Better To Understand Our Challenges Than Ourselves?'
Charges were pending Thursday afternoon as Area South Detectives investigate.