Threat against fuel facility not credible

Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009

JUNEAU - Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have determined a threat against the Petro Marine fuel facility in Ketchikan to be non-credible.

The 17th Coast Guard District Command Center in Juneau received an anonymous phone call Wednesday morning in which the caller threatened to detonate fuel tanks at the Ketchikan facility.

In response, the Coast Guard raised the Maritime Security level in Ketchikan from Level 1 to Level 2, mandating a heightened security posture for the Coast Guard and marine industry personnel.

The Coast Guard Investigative Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Alaska State Troopers and the Ketchikan Police Department are investigating the call.

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