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Posted: 1/10/2002 5:49:54 PM EST
Foxnews just announced that thye Florida Dept of lLaw enforcement is investigating a possible terrorist plot to kill Gov. Jeb Bush with a truck bomb. No other details yet.
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 7:47:53 PM EST
Paper: Possible Plot Seen Against Jeb Bush Reuters MIAMI (Jan. 10) - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI are investigating a possible plot to kill Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, younger brother of President Bush, with a truck bomb in the state capital Tallahassee, the Miami Herald reported late Thursday. In an article posted on its Web site edition, the newspaper quoted law enforcement officials as saying agents had been conducting 24-hour surveillance on at least four South Florida men with Arab names who might be suspects in the case. Officials at the FBI in Miami and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) were not immediately available to comment on the Herald report. The United States has been on heightened alert for possible attacks since the devastating hijacked passenger plane attacks of Sept. 11 that killed more than 3,000 people. The paper said that information about the plot was based on a tip from a jailed confidential informant that the men reportedly under surveillance were trying to contract someone to drive a truckload of explosives to Tallahassee and blow up the governor. But it said another agent said the confidential informant, jailed on unrelated charges, might not be credible because he might be trying to cut a deal with prosecutors in a pending criminal case. The informant was able to supply police with the names of three people who were on a law enforcement watch list, along with the description of a truck that agents stopped and searched, the Herald said. The truck did not contain explosives but bomb-sniffing dogs alerted to the presence of possible traces of bomb-making materials, it added. The truck was seized for further examination. One of the men being sought for questioning was pulled over on Interstate 95 in Broward County north of Miami on Thursday evening for an illegal lane change, the Herald said. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. John Bagnardi said he had been alerted to watch for the car and pull it over for any traffic infractions. FDLE agents were called in, and the man, whose identity was not released, was questioned. He was issued a traffic citation and allowed to leave the area during the evening. His name was not released, at the urging of FDLE agents. Jeb Bush, who was in Washington at a fund-raising event with the president on Wednesday, traveled to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on Thursday raising money for his campaign for reelection later this year. He was due back in the city later on Thursday. The Herald said that Bush's office in October posted an armed guard, but the governor had tried to keep his security as low-key as possible. In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, dozens of FBI agents fanned out over south Florida, finding that some of the 19 men named by the FBI as the hijackers in the airborne assaults had lived in Florida in the months leading up to the attacks and had attended Florida flight schools. 23:27 01-10-02
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 7:50:03 PM EST
You know, when I first saw the headline, I thought it was going to be a bunch of DEMOCRATS that plotted this. But it just turned out to be another bunch of Arabs... Oh well.[;D]
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