Dave Matthews Band: Cops arrest man who allegedly attempted to plant bomb in Chicago after DMB show

dave_matthews_bandImage Credit: Danny ClinchLate on Saturday night, police in Chicago arrested a Lebanese immigrant who they say attempted to plant a bomb near Wrigley Field, shortly after the Dave Matthews Band had played a show at the venue. According to the Chicago Tribune, Sami Samir Hassoun deposited the device just feet away from a neighborhood bar and was then detained by a swarm of Chicago police and FBI agents. Authorities say Hassoun timed the attack to cause massive casualties and expected to destroy half a block.

The FBI had been tracking Hassoun for some time and the “bomb” was in fact a harmless device which undercover agents had given him earlier in the day. The Tribune also reported Hassoun was prompted to plan the alleged attack by a bizarre desire to undermine Mayor Richard Daley’s political support and allow an associate to take control of the city.

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Comments (11 total) Add your comment
  • The Jackal

    LOL…kind of a stretch to include this in Music news. Really had nothing to do with DMB or their fans.

    • John N.

      I was just going to post the same thing.

  • Nya

    Scary stuff. DMB fans are peaceful people, it’s really a shame they were targets.

  • Jean Genie

    I didn’t even know a DMB concert was happening there – shows you how much I don’t care for that band.

    • Lee

      Then don’t read this and go away

  • Jammy Jam

    It does kinda show how much DMB sucks. Nobody is trying to blow up a Maroon 5 concert.

    • eliza

      Ya that makes sense. Maybe because no one cares about Maroon 5 anymore.

      • Brandon Y

        Are you kidding….Dmb played at Wrigley Field….Marroon 5 just played at a minor league stadium in my hometown haha….they couldnt even sell 5000 tix…that should show right there. No comparison.

  • RK

    Maybe he is still mad about the DMB bus dropping crap on people on a boat in Chicago a few years ago.

  • Jon

    Umm, the police saved hundreds of lives (DMB fans). Don’t you think it would’ve made the news if the bomb actually went off.

  • bob

    The Police didn’t save lives.. they setup an idiot so they could arrest him.

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