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Some Jerks In Chicago Are Making Phony Terrorist Threats

By Emma G. Gallegos in News on Nov 20, 2015 5:01PM

Chicago police are not amused by a slew of fake terrorist threats, in light of ISIS' attacks in Paris. This week threats that turned out to be nothing were called in at the Gold Coast, on the CTA and Willis Tower.

On Wednesday night, police got a call about bearded men in a white van with temporary plates riding around Rush Street and yelling out that they were with ISIS. SWAT teams were called in, but police weren't able to catch the suspects. But they assured CBS Chicago that it probably wasn't ISIS but some drunk jerks.

On Thursday, the SWAT team was called in to the CTA Blue Line at LaSalle when they got a report of a suspicious person of "Middle Eastern descent who kept looking around suspiciously," according to CBS. That turned out to be nothing (though it's not clear if the person who called in the threat was paranoid or a hoaxster).

One person is facing consequences for their hoax. DNA Info reports that Decardo Duncan, 50, is facing charges after allegedly calling in a "slaughter" on the 81st floor of the Willis Tower on Wednesday. When the SWAT team arrived, they found that the entire floor was vacant. Duncan is being charged with filing a false report, which is a felony threat.

CBS has a security consultant Ross Rice who is earning his keep with quotes like this: "You can’t make false threats. You can’t claim there’s a bomb on a plane. You can’t go up and down the street yelling you’re ISIS. It just doesn’t work."

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