When two men drove around Chicago Wednesday night claiming to be members of the Islamic State, police responded with a heavy SWAT presence — but police are telling the public that it was “probably” a hoax.
According to CBS Chicago, the “two bearded” men were cruising downtown Chicago in a white van with temporary plates. SWAT teams tried to stop the vehicle, but it quickly sped away.
The CBS outlet reported that police and SWAT team members “buzzed the area” but were unable to locate the suspects
Police later said they believe the men “were probably just joking around,” CBS reported
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WGN TV Chicago reported this ...According to a Chicago Police bulletin obtained by WGN News, around 12:30 a.m., four bearded men wearing red scarves got out of a white conversion van near State and Bellevue and approached people on the street yelling ‘We are ISIS and we will kill you.”
While the police are telling us they were probably joking around...I have a brain and will assume otherwise...and by the way...how in the he!! does a VAN outrun the SWAT TEAM???