Man, 22, charged with terrorism after driving SUV through Woodfield Mall: Police

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (WLS) -- Authorities released charges against a man Sunday for allegedly driving an SUV into and through Woodfield Mall in northwest suburban Schaumburg earlier this month.

Javier, 22, was charged with one felony count each of terrorism and criminal damage to property, according to the Schaumburg Police Department.

Garcia appeared in bond court Sunday. He was denied bond.

On Friday, September 20, at around 2:21 p.m., Garcia allegedly crashed a black SUV into the Sears, police said. The car then proceeded to speed into the common area, crashing into displays.

Police said they believe "Garcia acted alone, no motive has been determined."

"Garcia was released from AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Institute on Friday (September 27) and transported to the custody of Schaumburg Police," police said.

The ABC7 I-Team spoke to Garcia's family, who is from Palatine. The man's father said the 22-year-old has a health condition that requires medication, but did not say what the condition is.

Three people were transported with very minor injuries, Schaumburg police said. No major injuries were reported, and police said no one was hurt by being struck by the car itself.

Garcia could be sentenced to 6 to 30 years in the penitentiary.

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