[Ed. – This guy doesn’t sound like a harmless nut; he sounds like a nasty attack waiting to happen. Not exactly reassuring that he was let go, and then “vanished.”]
Authorities say Shahroon Augustine entered the Eugene Sawyer Water Purification Plant with a duffle bag, containing a passport from Pakistan.
He was charged with trespassing, then vanished. …
Augustine, who may have lived in Palatine at one time, has had numerous previous arrests. He has pleaded guilty to two separate drug charges in Wisconsin. And last year he was charged with a misdemeanor after Palatine police stopped him with “an ax in the waistband of his pants” and a gym bag containing an expandable baton, duct tape and more.
Augustine spent 10 days in jail for that.
In the most recent incident, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and Homeland Security were notified after Augustine made his way onto the South Side water plant.
Augustine was released on his own recognizance. But he failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued.