The FBI has concluded that terrorists have videotaped ferries in the state of Washington and may plan to attack them, The Seattle Times reported this week. “We may well be the target of preoperational terrorist planning,” said U.S. Attorney John McKay. Ferry employees and other witnesses have reported 157 suspicious incidents on or near Washington ferries since Sept. 11, 2001. The FBI determined that 19 of the incidents probably were cases of terrorist surveillance. One Middle Eastern man named in a terrorist investigation was spotted videotaping ferries three times. Officials recently tripled the number of cars checked for explosives on the state’s ferry system—the nation’s largest, with 26 million passengers a year.
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