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|Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:05 pm Post subject: Joint Statement by FBI and the Dept of Homeland Security
|Joint Statement by Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: FBI: 202-324-3691
October 18, 2005
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security have recently shared information with federal, state and local law enforcement officials about a potential threat of undetermined credibility to an unspecified tunnel in the Baltimore area.
While the information was somewhat specific, to date, the intelligence community has not found evidence that corroborates the information. However, this is an ongoing investigation. Therefore, we support whatever protective measures taken out of an abundance of caution that state and local law enforcement authorities deem appropriate to ensure the safety and security of their community until we can complete the investigation.
The Baltimore FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force consisting of members from the federal, state and local authorities continues to investigate this information. Officials of the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI remain in close contact with Governor Ehrlich and other state and local authorities in Maryland.