Nightly News | September 15, 2012
>>> good evening. on what has already been a week of high anxiety for the country with the 9/11 anniversary and anti-american violence over seas there is word tonight ha the fbi has exposed an apparent homegrown terror plot in chicago involving an american teenager. the feds arresting an 18-year-old man who they say tried to detonate a car bomb outside a chicago bar. what he apparently department know was that the fbi was in on it from the start and the bomb was a fake. nbc 's john yang is in our chicago newsroom with more. was anyone put at risk here?
>> reporter: law enforcement officials stressed to nbc news that no one was ever at risk. the bomb was a phony. the suspect, 18-year-old adal daud had no weapons training and is not a member or connected with any terrorist group -- international terrorist group . according to this 35-page criminal complaint he was spotted by the fbi online talking jihad and talking about attacking americans. an undercover fbi agent got in touch with him. in the course of their discussions he came up with this plot to attack a target in chicago . and last night, according to the fbi , he was given a phony bomb, drove it in a jeep cherokee to a bar in downtown chicago , parked it outside, walked away and tried to detonate it. once he did he was arrested by the fbi . he's now in custody. he had a brief uhappearance before a magistrate today. he'll be back in federal court on monday. law enforcement officials tell nbc news he's a misguided, angry 18-year-old. lester?
>> john yang in our chicago