August 3, 2020

U.S. Issues Warning

posted on: Sunday November 4, 2001

Ellen Bisson

For the second time since the terrorist attacks on September 11th, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning to all Americans that subsequent violence is possible in the next few days. An official warning was addressed to 18,000 law enforcement agents. The FBI asked Americans and law enforcement to be on the highest alert for possible attacks this week in the United States and abroad. The alert was based on new information about possible attacks but the information was not “specific as to intended target or intended method,” FBI Director Robert Mueller said. The director also stated that although the information was not detailed, the FBI was issuing the alert to the American people because “they can make good judgments and can understand this kind of information.”President Bush urged people to continue with their daily activities, and maintain composure if faced with a threatening situation. “The American public must go about their lives. I understand it’s a fine balance,” Bush said.Earlier Monday morning, Bush was asked if the United States government suspected any more attacks from terrorists associated with Osama bin Laden. Responding, the president said, “We believe the country must stay on alert, that our enemies still hate us.” It was unclear as to whether the Bush administration is expecting additional terror in the form of biological weapons such as anthrax or more suicide hijackings. Either way, Attorney General Ashcroft urged Americans “to report unusual circumstances and inappropriate behavior to the appropriate authorities.”

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