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WMD Training: FBI Worst-Case Exercise Tests Response to Chemical Attack
FBI News | December 1, 2014 — When the facility manager for a hazardous waste disposal company near Houston took his seat at the table with law enforcement officials and emergency first responders, he knew ... more

Minnesota teen's alleged plot to bomb and open fire at school foiled
LA Times | May 2, 2014 — When Chelsie Shellhas saw the young man fumbling with the lock at a Waseca, Minn., storage facility then enter and quickly shut the door, she became suspicious and called police. ... more

Teen arrested for tweeting airline terror threat
CNN | April 14, 2014 — Police arrested a 14-year-old Dutch girl Monday after she tweeted a terror threat to American Airlines that catapulted her into social media fame overnight. A Twitter user calling herself Sarah with the handle @QueenDemetriax_ tweeted "@AmericanAir hello my name's ... more

FBI: Man plotted to fly drone-like toy planes with bombs into school
CBS News | April 8, 2014 — A Moroccan national was detained without bail in Connecticut after FBI agents discovered his plot to fly bombs on drone-like devices made out of radio-controlled airplanes into a school and a federal building, according to federal authorities. The FBI arrested ... more

Fears Grow Over 'Vacationing Terrorists' Who Freely Enter, Exit Syria
NBC News | April 8, 2014 — Terrorists who shuttle back and forth to fight in Syria may pose the next big threat to the West, according to U.S., European and Russian intelligence officials. Intelligence professionals tell NBC News that Islamic militants act almost like vacationers as they travel ... more

Houston-area man arrested in terrorism case
Houston Chronicle | March 28, 2014 — A Houston-area man characterized as a "Lone Wolf" plotted to kill police, rob armored cars and blow up government buildings, contend federal authorities who arrested him on the way to an alleged attack. Still wearing green fatigue pants and a brown T-shirt ... more

Houston man convicted of bomb hoax at University of St. Thomas
KHOU-TV | March 28, 2014 — A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty to sending a bomb threat to the University of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Cody Matthew Tackett admitted he sent an email with the bomb threat to school officials on Nov. 20 stating that there was a bomb on the campus. ... more

Houston Man Charged with Threatening to Bomb Synagogues
Press Release | March 27, 2014 — The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas announced today that a federal grand jury in Houston returned a six count indictment charging Dante Phearse, 33, with calling in bomb threats ... more

Bomb scare at Houston-area mall
KTRH | March 17, 2014 — A few hundred people were evacuated were evacuated from a northwest Harris County Mall Sunday. It happened about 4:30pm Sunday when an unattended suitcase was noticed in a high traffic area of the Houston Premium Outlet Mall off Highway 290 and Mason road. ... more

Local man planned suicide attack at Wichita, Kansas, airport, feds say
CNN | Decemner 13, 2013 — An airport worker was arrested Friday attempting to detonate a vehicle packed with explosives that he thought were real in a planned suicide attack at a Wichita Mid-Continent Airport terminal in Kansas, federal officials said. Authorities are calling him "a lone wolf." ... more

Threatening notes prompt search at Lone Star College campus
Houston Chronicle | October 10, 2013 — The Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star College opened as scheduled Thursday morning after police deemed the school safe following the discovery of threatening notes in two buildings Wednesday. ... more

Man pleads guilty to trying to blow up pipeline
Houston Chronicle | June 3, 2013 — A man has pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a natural gas pipeline with a homemade bomb last year in suburban Dallas. The Dallas Morning News reports 34-year-old Anson Chi of ... more

Act of Terror Averted: Would-Be Bomber Sentenced in Chicago
FBI | May 31, 2013 — A federal judge has sentenced an Illinois man to 23 years in prison for an attempted bombing in 2010 near Chicago’s Wrigley Field that was intended to cause mass casualties and paralyze the community.... more

Bomb threat clears out Houston IKEA
Houston Chronicle | May 26, 2013 — Managers at the Houston IKEA store evacuated customers and staff after receiving a bomb threat Sunday afternoon. Houston Police Department spokesperson Jodi Silva said police ... more

Feds: Man shot after attacking agent was being questioned about Boston bombing suspects and 2011 triple-murder
Orlando Sentinel | May 22, 2013 — The Central Florida man who was shot and killed by an FBI agent early Wednesday was being questioned about a 2011 triple-slaying in Massachusetts and about his relationship with ... more

Bomb targeted for turtle injures Kingwood teen
Houston Chronicle | May 5, 2013 — A Kingwood teen was injured late Saturday when a homemade bomb detonated, leaving him with severe injuries. Two males, ages 18 and 19, took small homemade bombs to a bayou on the ... more

Co-founder sheds light on Texas' Aryan Brotherhood
USA Today | April 12, 2013 — LIVINGSTON, TEXAS - When the stunning news of the murders of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, found its way into the depths of the Texas prison system ... more

Police: Bomb found after chase in Angleton, man in custody
KHOU-TV | April 10, 2013 — Federal authorities are investigating a bizarre turn of events that occurred in Angleton on Wednesday. Police said 41-year-old Chris Mathis. of Van Zandt, Texas, first used his pickup truck ... more

Readout of Secretary Napolitano's Trip to Texas
Press Release | September 20, 2011 — Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to Houston, joining Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee and Houston Police Department Chief... more

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Welcomes Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
Press Release | September 20, 2011 — Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement upon the visit of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's visit to Houston, Texas today... more

Houston, Feds Partner on Homeland Security
Houston Chronicle | September 20, 2011 — As the nation's fourth-largest city, home to two major airports, the second-biggest American port as well as several Fortune 500 companies, Houston ranks high as a potential terrorism target... more

Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano launches "If You See Something, Say Something" program in Houston
Culture Map | September 20, 2011 — Mayor Annise Parker stood alongside U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee at the Lone Star College - Victory Center in north Houston Tuesday morning.... more

DHS Secretary Napolitano Calls For Vigilance
KUHF-FM | September 20, 2011 — With the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 still fresh in our minds — Houston has a new initiative to report suspicious activity. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano came to Houston to announce the new "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign.... more

New safety program kicks off in Houston
KTRK-TV | September 20, 2011 — Mayor Annise Parker is joining forces with local and federal officials to kick off a program encouraging area residents to get involved in the effort to keep their communities safe... more

DHS Partners With City of Houston to Promote Suspicious Activity Reporting
Public Intelligence | September 21, 2011 — The city of Houston has partnered with federal authorities to launch a new national public awareness program that will give citizens an outlet for reporting suspicious terroristic-like activity to local and state law enforcement agencies, officials announced today... more






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