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U.S. Warns Sports Officials of Al Qaeda Threat

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge on Friday warned top executives of major American sports organizations that al Qaeda may strike soon — possibly at large sports events. In a seminar for commissioners and other top officials of professional and amateur sports organizations, Ridge and other Homeland Security officials asked for help in ensuring safety at and around major sporting events. He repeated a warning that the government fears al Qaeda might try to stage another large-scale attack in the United States, though he said he had no details on the time, place or method. “You are here because you know that mass public gatherings — such as the large sports events you will be hosting in the coming year — are potential targets,” he said. “And you know that the way to protect your venues from attack is to be prepared.” Full Story

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