PUNXSUTAWNEY – Capt. David W. Neal, commanding officer of Troop C of the state police, reminds the public that everyone should continue to be aware of potential problems relating to homeland security.
“We know that the war on terror is an ongoing battle that must be fought indefinitely by each one of us,” Neal said.
“Law enforcement cannot fight this battle alone. We encourage you to continue to keep your guard up and help our communities b e safe by reporting suspicious activity.”
Neal warned that thinking terrorist attacks only happen in metropolitan areas is incorrect, and many rural communities could be targets.
“We also know that the persons who committed the first bombing of the World Trade Center trained in rural Pennsylvania.”
Much of the country’s infrastructure, including water, gas, electric and transportation systems, has received attention. Other areas of interest include historical sites, government buildings and any gathering that includes large groups of people.
These areas, Neal said, should continue to attract a watchful eye, and if suspicious activity is observed, call the state police terrorism tip line at 888-292-1919 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For immediate police response, call 911.