NATO protester gets 3 years in jail for trying to buy pipe bomb - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

NATO protester gets 3 years in jail for trying to buy pipe bomb

Posted: Updated:
Mark Neiweem, 28. (Photo courtesy of Chicago Police) Mark Neiweem, 28. (Photo courtesy of Chicago Police)
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A NATO protester was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday after admitting he tried to buy a pipe bomb during the protests in Chicago last year.

Mark Neiweem, 28, had been looking to buy pipe-bomb materials, including PVC pipe, caps, glue and model rocket engines, authorities said.

To carry out his plans, Neiweem, of Chicago, had met with associates at a Cook County forest preserve to discuss obtaining parts for a pipe bomb.

He was charged with solicitation for possession of explosives or incendiary devices.

At the time of the 2012 crime, Neiweem was on probation for punching a Chicago Police officer in the face two years before.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices