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Terrorism / Al Qaeda Threat / Financial Institutions #793146

FNC Evening News for Monday, Aug 02, 2004
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) Heightened security following the disclosure of Al Qaeda terror plans, including surveillance of financial targets in New York, New Jersey, & Washington, DC, noted. [President BUSH – says this is a real threat.]

(Washington: Catherine Herridge) The information that led to the terror threat targeting financial institutions {listed} in the New York City area and Washington, DC, featured; details given of information obtained from the computer of an Al Qaeda operative captured in Pakistan; FBI/DHS statement to local law enforcement agencies quoted. [Secretary of Homeland Security Tom RIDGE- affirms the reliability of the sources.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(New York City: Eric Shawn) Security in New York City at the Citigroup Center & other possible terrorist targets in New Jersey featured; scenes shown of First Lady Laura Bush & her two daughters Jenna & Barbara at a round table discussion in the Citigroup complex. [Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG†- says New York will not give in to terrorism.] [2 CITIZENS - comment.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Washington: Mike Emanuel) Security in Washington, DC, at possible terrorist targets featured; scenes shown of numerous vehicle inspections across the city. [Police Chief Charles RAMSEY†- says heightened security in the city could go beyond the presidential inauguration.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Security in Chicago, Boston, & Las Angeles in response to the threat noted.

Smith, Shepard;
Herridge, Catherine;
Shawn, Eric;
Emanuel, Mike

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