Man Seen Rappelling from Bloomington Mosque

January 19, 2006

Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Wire Service: AP


On January 19, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Muslim leaders are concerned about their community's safety after someone saw a man rappelling from the roof of a city mosque. A witness praying at the Islamic Center of Bloomington on Saturday heard footsteps on the roof and spotted the man climbing down the building's roof around 6:00 am. Police say the man joined two other men in a Jeep before driving away. Bloomington police Detective Sgt. David Drake says there was no evidence of the man entering the building or of any property damage. The FBI is also investigating an apparent arson that happened at the same mosque in July. Islamic center spokewoman Nancy Anderson says she hopes to meet with authorities to discuss upgrading security at the center."