May 20, 2012
The three protesters accused of conspiring to commit terrorism appeared in court yesterday, and prosecutors say the three had created Molotov cocktails and planned attacks on President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home and police stations.
Two other protesters have been arrested on unrelated explosives charges. Sebastian Senakiewicz and Mark Neiweem face charges separate from the other three. Senakiewicz, 24, has been charged with falsely making a terrorist threat, conspiracy and unlawful use of a weapon found during the search of the apartment. “Senakiewicz made statements during the course of the ongoing NATO investigation that he was in possession of explosives,” a law enforcement source told ABC7 but added that no explosives were ever recovered.
Neiweem, 28, has been charged with attempted possession of explosives or incendiary devices. He is known as “Migs” to his fellow members of the Anarchist Black Cross. “Neiweem made statements during the course of the NATO investigation indicating that he knew how to make a pipe bomb and requesting the materials to make a pipe bomb. No pipe bomb ever made he is being charged based on the statements that he made,” said a law enforcement source familiar with the case.