FBI agent says terrorism still a threat in Oklahoma

Monday, March 31st 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Oklahoma's top FBI agent says the threat of homegrown terrorism has decreased since the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

But Special Agent in Charge John Lewis says the danger posed by international terrorists is now greater.

Lewis says agents in Oklahoma have been monitoring unusual financial transactions and interviewing Middle Easterners since the war with Iraq began.

Lewis says Oklahoma's five military bases, petroleum industries and its location in the middle of several major roadways make the state a potential target for international terrorists.