Skip to comments.TERROR SUSPECT NABBED AFTER WORKING ON NYC LANDMARK (GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE)
Posted on 05/05/2005 8:16:59 AM PDT by areafiftyone
NEW YORK (CBS) A routine traffic stop leads to the arrest of a terror watch list suspect in our area. What's more, CBS 2 has learned 39-year-old Sami Ibrahim Isa Ardel Hadi had a valid I.D. to work as a painter on the George Washington Bridge.
Hadi was arrested yesterday afternoon by Bergen County Police, say sources, on Route 46 by Ridgefield Park. He was stopped for tailgating.
When the officer called-in the North Carolina plates of Hadi's car, the Bergen County Police report indicates the officer was told Hadi was on several federal agency terror watch lists, and there was a stop and hold order on him.
The police report also says that Hadi had a valid temporary I.D. to work on the George Washington Bridge. He works for L & L Painting, the subcontractor painting the bridge.
The FBI was called and took Hadi and a second person in the car into custody, though the second person was not on the terror watch list.
L and L Painting is based in Hicksville, says it could not comment because it works for the Port Authority, and the Port Authority says it's been told Hadi is not on a terror watch list.
But the PBA union for Port Authority Police confirmed that a painter on the GWB has indeed been arrested and was on the terror watch list.
The PBA said Hadi was on the list because his visa had expired and authorities could not locate him.
PBA officials added, "What scares us is that workers on the Port Authority's bridges and tunnels have no security background checks.
They say they've complained about this since 9/11.
Holy Mother of God!
And the dance begins. God protect the United States.
Not in NJ! No way! - sarcasm. This state sucks!
Thanks for posting. I heard this on the radio this morning and couldn't find anything on it.
"What scares us is that workers on the Port Authority's bridges and tunnels have no security background checks."
Scares me too.
Another good Irish name, huh?
We, unfortunately, are our own worst enemy. This madness has to stop.
Jeeze I walk over the 59th Street/Queensboro Bridge and back everyday. Nice to know our bridges and tunnels are Well taken care of my terrorists! (/sarcasm)
And they'll press charges against the painting company for an illegal alien employee - when ????
Please tell me they didn't just let the second guy go.
Terrorist nab PING.
As said many times, the Constitution is NOT a suicide pact.
"We, unfortunately, are our own worst enemy. This madness has to stop."
Yes, how long will it be before the left, including the ACLU, turn this into another profiling 'outrage'?
I wouldn't surprise if they did.
Glad they caught him.
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