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FBI: Threat against Western bridges 'not credible'

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The information that prompted a warning that terrorists might target a major Western bridge has been determined to be "not credible," two federal law enforcement officials tell CNN, and the FBI Tuesday is preparing to say no threat exists.

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"There just wasn't anything to it," said one official.

A second official agreed, and says local law enforcement agencies are about to be notified of that conclusion.

The FBI last week had passed the warning along to officials in six Western states, but stressed that the credibility of the information "could not be determined."

California Gov. Gray Davis made the threat public, saying the Golden Gate Bridge and three others in his state were considered targets. He said the threat was fairly specific, warning of attacks on bridges -- mostly suspension types -- during rush hours in coming days in Western states.

Security was beefed up at major bridges in Western states, but no unusual incidents were reported.

The information was passed to officials in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and California, the FBI said.



 
 
 
 


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