FBI: Potential threat found to be " not credible"

Monday, August 1st 2005, 2:17 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The FBI says a report about a possible terrorist threat at Tinker Air Force Base at Midwest City was not credible, but the agency isn't saying why.

A July 13th report said three people who appeared to be Middle Eastern were seen near Tinker looking through binoculars, taking photos and pointing what appeared to be a rocket launcher at an airplane flying over the base.

An early description of the incident wound up circulating among Air Force personnel and on the Internet.

FBI spokesman Gary Johnson says police were notified, but after a thorough investigation no credible threat was found. He says he can't disclose why the report was determined not credible.