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Terrorism / Boston Scare #919987

FNC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 31, 2007
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Boston: Molly Line) The terrorism scare in Boston, Massachusetts, involving 9 suspicious packages that turned out to be part of a marketing campaign for the Cartoon Network’s “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” featured; scenes shown from across the city; pictures of the cartoon character and device shown. [Boston Police Department Commissioner Ed DAVIS†- says there is no indication that this is a terrorist act.]

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Apology from Turner Broadcasting cited.

(Atlanta: Jonathan Serrie) The situation in Boston reviewed; statement from Cartoon Network quoted on screen.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Statement from Representative Ed Markey† quoted on screen; comments from CNN correspondent Jack Cafferty†† cited; pictures shown of similar billboards in other major cities; excerpts from the cartoon shown with details given.

Smith, Shepard;
Line, Molly;
Serrie, Jonathan

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