Ter­ror charge for Illi­nois man who drove SUV through mall

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — A man ac­cused of driv­ing an SUV through a sub­ur­ban Chicago shop­ping mall was charged Sun­day with a state ter­ror­ism and or­dered held with­out bond.

Po­lice said the Cook County state's at­tor­ney had au­tho­rized the charge against Javier Garcia, 22, of Pala­tine, Illi­nois. Garcia also was charged with felony crim­i­nal dam­age to prop­erty.

As­sis­tant Cook County State's At­tor­ney An­nalee Mc­Glone said dur­ing the bond hear­ing that on Sept. 20, Garcia drove his SUV through a Sears en­trance into the com­mon area of Wood­field Mall, weav­ing be­tween kiosks as shop­pers ran for cover.

No one was struck by the ve­hi­cle.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors said they “be­lieve Garcia acted alone, no mo­tive has been de­ter­mined.”

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