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"We received some information a couple of days ago with a possible threat to a tunnel, nothing specific," said Carla McIntosh, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Baltimore.
Originally posted by Hamburglar
Hah, beat me by a minute on that one, dude.
Still curious about the threat.
Non-issue? I think not. What the heck were they told to look for? Where did the threat come from?
NBC reporter Pete Williams said the source of the information came from an overseas source with a good track record that the threat came from a "radical Islamic group." Williams said national security agencies doubted the veracity of the credibility of the information. He said they decided that because there was a specific time associated with the threat that they would show caution and close the tunnels. (Same source as update)
Even though authorities questioned the credibility of the threat, they were looking for several men in the Baltimore area who the source said would drive "explosives-laden vehicles" into the tunnel, said another federal law enforcement official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity.
Originally posted by Valhall
What if this detailed plot of shipment and truck bomb in tunnels was planted with the specific "source" because some one suspicioned he was talking to U.S. intel agencies and they wanted to see if this specific threat would make it back over here? What if this guy just got outed?
At least six Egyptian terrorists planned to smuggle the explosives into the Port of Baltimore by ship, according to a tipster. But that same informant, who is in custody in the Netherlands, had a "questionable" performance on a polygraph and his story has not been corroborated by others, according to a source familiar with the investigation.