Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Terror Alert Raised Amid Threats Against Boston, NY, DC and East Coast Beaches

One wonders if one of these times the boy who cried wolf will actually be bitten?

From ABC News:

An FBI bulletin obtained by ABCNEWS points to two recent e-mails intercepted by U.S. intelligence. One message, according to the bulletin, warns of "a possible devastating attack in the next 48 hours and urged all Muslims to leave all cities, especially Boston, New York and the commercial coastline."

However, one government official said intelligence analysts have serious doubts about the credibility of the source of those messages.

A separate message targets Washington and again points to possible attacks against New York and the nation's beaches.

The nation's terror-alert status was yellow — the third level, signifying "elevated." Orange is the fourth level, and red is the fifth and highest level.