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TERRORISM: Police Investigate Suspicious Activity in Chicago

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posted on Mar, 17 2006 @ 03:16 AM
Police are investigating two separate incidents of suspicious activity reported by security personnel at the Sears Tower and Boeing's corporate offices. In the Sears Tower incident, three men were seen exiting a rental car and extensively photographing the building. When confronted by security personnel, the three men fled. It was later determined that the rental car was obtained under a fictitious name. In the Boeing incident, a man was observed sketching the corporate offices. While Boeing's security personnel were able to question the man and take photographs of the sketches, they were unsuccessful in determining his identity.
Chicago police are investigating cases of suspicious activity at two Loop buildings. One of them is the Sears Tower.

Since 9-11, the Sears Tower in particular has turned up on several lists of possible targets for terrorists. ABC7 news has reported sightings of suspicious looking individuals photographing the building numerous times in the past several years. Law enforcement officials have always publicly downplayed these incidents and they attempted to do that again Thursday.

Sears Tower employees Thursday reportedly received bulletins from building management reassuring them that there is no terror threat. But those bulletins failed to explain the incident ABC7 reported, that three suspicious looking men in a rental car pulled up to the building recently, got out and began studying the building. According to law enforcement sources, they took pictures before building security ran them off, but they never got their identification. Those sources tell ABC7 the car was rented to a fake name.

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Needless to say this is very disturbing....

I find it odd that the FBI is contradicting the Sears Tower event by indicating it actually took place several months ago. It makes me wonder whether now there were in fact two events for the Sears Tower.

It's also not helpful that this was just released al-Qaida's 'last warning'

[edit on 17-3-2006 by loam]

posted on Mar, 17 2006 @ 12:24 PM
More on the FBI's refutation:

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.


Something seems not quite right here.... Even the Sears Tower spokesman is now retracting the story.

Could the Tribune have gotten it THAT wrong?

I'll go see if they say anything more about it.

posted on Mar, 17 2006 @ 12:37 PM
you are aware of who owns the sears tower arent you? none other than silverstein properties, who bought the lease from metlife in 2004. perhaps someone should check into the insurance payout info on that building......

posted on Jun, 22 2006 @ 09:52 PM
Well, isn't this interesting?

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.


The article continues:

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.


[edit on 22-6-2006 by loam]

posted on Jun, 22 2006 @ 09:58 PM
That "group" is probably our government's CIA operatives tinkering around town and trying to plant something.

look, people. The only ones that are harmful to our health is our own. Look over there>>> North Korea...Look over here

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