recently analyzed truck bombings to determine "indicators"
that might help citizens identify, in advance, potential terrorist
activity involving trucks.
hopes people aware of such behavior would call their local FBI
office in an effort to help "preempt" terrorist activity.
In addition, individuals can report incidents online at www.nipc.gov/incident/cirr.htm.
added that while the presence of an indicator does not "in
and of itself suggest terrorism as a motive," it might
trigger further investigation.
signs: Theft of chemicals or explosives; theft of respirators
or chemical-mixing devices; rental of storage space for chemicals;
delivery of chemicals to storage spaces; theft of a van or truck
capable of carrying more than one ton; chemical fires or toxic
odors in apartments, hotel rooms or self-storage units; small
explosions in wooded areas, which could be bomb tests; reports
of hospital patients suffering losses of fingers or hands; chemical
burns that remain untreated; surveillance of potential targets;
and efforts to obtain blueprints that might detail potential
signs appear on the web site of the FBI's National Infrastructure
Protection Center, which is responsible for protecting important
computer networks and physical infrastructures, such as power
plants or telephone towers.
published the indicators to reach out to the community and advise
citizens to be on the lookout, but there's no indication of
imminent danger, the FBI said.