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FBI denies media reports of danger at Sears Tower
The FBI on Thursday refuted media reports that a terrorism investigation was under way into an incident involving three men who behaved suspiciously outside the Sears Tower.
While three men did stop near a loading dock at the tower in October, they were not a threat, FBI spokesman Ross Rice said.
A brief story about the incident appeared in some editions of Thursday's Tribune, and a Chicago television station ran a similar report.
Seven arrests over 'Chicago plot'
The FBI has arrested seven people in the US city of Miami who were planning to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower and other targets, officials say.
No weapons or bomb-making equipment was found as the arrests were made over the past two days.
The seven, reportedly mainly Americans, were detained in the poor Liberty City district in northern Miami.
Another source, quoted by the Reuters news agency, said that the group had been infiltrated by a US agent, whom the members believed to be connected with al-Qaeda.