FBI reports routine truck thefts as terror related


Jun 3, 2003
FBI reports routine truck thefts as terror related
"FBI agents in Texas issued a nationwide alert Tuesday for two stolen propane tanker trucks, laden with thousands of gallons of the volatile liquefied gas. A San Antonio gas company discovered the trucks, one carrying 3,000 gallons and the other carrying 2,500 gallons, had been stolen... 'Propane is one of the elements that terrorists have been trained on, so we're very concerned about it,' [FBI Agent Patrick Patterson] told a news conference. The FBI was concerned the trucks or the propane could be used as a bomb, but Patterson said there was no indication that was the purpose of the theft. The FBI and San Antonio police said propane thefts were common in south Texas, given its proximity to northern Mexico."

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