Man pleads guilty to Wrigleyville bomb plot

A Chicago man of Lebanese descent pleaded guilty today in federal court to placing a backpack he thought contained a powerful explosive device in a trash container on a crowded street near Wrigley Field in September 2010.

Sami Samir Hassoun, 24, turned and blew a kiss to his family in the courtroom when the hearing concluded. He faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 15.

The explosive device Hassoun planted was inoperable and had been provided to him by undercover FBI agents.

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