January 26, 2005


Boston terrorist plot was a hoax, FBI says (BRIAN CAROVILLANO, January 26, 2005, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Two men suspected of smuggling Chinese immigrants across the Mexican border placed a cell phone call warning of a possible terror threat against Boston, Mexican and American law enforcement officials said.

The call set authorities in motion-- alerting the public, increasing security at the airport, on the subway. Gov. Mitt Romney even skipped President Bush's inauguration to return to Boston.

On Tuesday, the FBI said the chilling tip was a false alarm.

"There were, in fact, no terrorist plans or activity under way," the statement said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 26, 2005 8:59 AM
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