CHICAGO, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury in Chicago Thursday returned an indictment charging Adel Daoud with attempt to use a weapon of mass destruction.
The two-count indictment also included a charge of attempting to damage or destroy a building by means of an explosive, reflecting the counts Daoud was charged with in a criminal complaint filed last weekend, Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall Samborn said in a statement.
Daoud, of Hillside, who turns 19 years old Friday, was arrested by the FBI Friday after he tried unsuccessfully to detonate a device outside a downtown bar. The bomb was a fake constructed by FBI technicians, the Chicago Tribune reported.
An FBI complaint stated Daoud chose the bar because it served alcohol, which is prohibited in Islam, and because many people would be there.
Agents said they had targeted Daoud in an undercover investigation for months.
The suspect worships at the Islamic Foundation mosque in Villa Park but became radicalized on the Internet, said Arshad Zaheer, the mosque's vice chairman.
Two undercover FBI agents had been meeting with Daoud since May, and he allegedly gave one of them a handwritten list of 29 potential targets in the Chicago area.