Federal Government Issues Security Bulletins on Stadiums, Hotels

September 22, 2009 - 9:57 AM
The FBI and Homeland Security Department sent two bulletins Monday to police around the country, saying they know of no specific plots against such sites.
Washington (AP) - Counterterrorism officials have issued security bulletins about terrorist interest in attacking sports stadiums, entertainment complexes and hotels.
 
The FBI and Homeland Security Department sent two bulletins Monday to police around the country, saying they know of no specific plots against such sites. The bulletins obtained by The Associated Press say those sites remain attractive targets to groups like al-Qaida.
 
The memos do not mention the ongoing high-profile investigation of a possible terrorist plot involving a Colorado man and associates in New York City. Instead, they describe the long-standing interest of terrorists to use homemade backpack bombs, car bombs, or even airplanes to attack such crowded public places.