US financial buildings on orange alertPublic Alert
|Warning Agency||Department of Homeland Security|
|Possible Target(s)||Financial buildings in Washington, Newark and New York City|
|Area alerted||Washington, DC, United States|
|Area alerted||New York, New York, United States|
|Alert issued||1400 local, Aug. 1, 20041|
|Alert rescinded||Nov. 10, 20041|
|Connected to Alert||Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, Dhiren Barot, Nadeem Tarmohamed, Qaisar Shaffi|
|Narrative and Notes|
|Reliable||Several detainees, including Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, said an operative had cased financial buildings along the American East Coast. The casing had taken place between August 2000 and April 2001.|
The operative, Dhiren Barot, and his accomplices, Nadeen Tarmohamed and Qaisar Shaffi, conducted the surveillance. Barot made at least two trips to the United States.
During the alert, financial outlets in Washington, New York and Newark saw significantly increased security.
The realization led to an alert on Aug. 1, 2004, which was later criticized because the casing had taken place some time ago.
Barot was detained in the United Kingdom in 2004.1,2,3
|1Department of Homeland Security online chronology of terrorism alerts.|
|2Eggen, Dan, and John Mintz. 'Washington and NY Put on Alert.' The Washington Post: Aug. 2, 2004.|
|3United States vs. Dhiren Barot, indictment.|
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