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CNN.com - Officials: Arrest in Pakistan led to orange alert - Aug 2, 2004

CNN.com - Officials: Arrest in Pakistan led to orange alert - Aug 2, 2004: "Officials: Arrest in Pakistan led to orange alert
Terrorists want to 'undermine economy' of U.S., Ridge says
Monday, August 2, 2004 Posted: 5:07 PM EDT (2107 GMT)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Information seized from a suspected al Qaeda computer expert was largely responsible for the increased threat level for three East Coast financial districts, U.S. and Pakistani officials said Monday.

A U.S. intelligence official said the previously unannounced arrest of a 25-year-old computer expert July 13 in Pakistan yielded a "treasure trove" of evidence that detailed potential attacks against financial targets in New York; Newark, New Jersey; and Washington.

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