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: Jussie Smollett Returns To Witness Stand, Again Denies Hiring Osundairo Brothers To Stage Attack; 'There Was No Hoax'
The 67-year-old man then threatened to shoot people who entered the mosque, and threatened to blow up the building.READ MORE: 2 Tigers At Pittsburgh Zoo Test Positive For COVID-19
Police arrested the man at the scene.MORE NEWS: West Town Area Neighbors Band Together To Catch Man Suspected In Years' Worth Of Package Thefts
Charges were pending Thursday afternoon as Area South Detectives investigate.