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Posted: Friday, 19 April 2013 6:35PM

FBI in New Orleans: Bomb threats are considered acts of terror



The local FBI office in New Orleans has put out a statement following the latest bomb scare at the Marriott Hotel on Canal Street.

Special Agent in Charge Michael Anderson reminds people that bomb threats have legal consequences:

"As I repeatedly stressed at Tuesday's press conference, standing shoulder to shoulder with our law enforcement partners and both federal and state prosecutors, bomb threats and hoaxes are acts of terror that are and will be investigated with the full weight of federal, state and local resources.

"The high number of arrests and convictions in just the last 10 months, which I also referenced on Tuesday, is strong evidence of our tireless commitment to bring these offenders to justice."

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