Googling “Pressure Cooker” and “Back Packs” at Work Resulted in a Visit From Federal Agents

According to Mary Katharine Ham at,Suffolk County Criminal Intelligence Detectives received a tip from a Bay Shore based computer company regarding suspicious computer searches conducted by a recently released employee. The former employee’s computer searches took place on this employee’s workplace computer. On that computer, the employee searched the terms “pressure cooker bombs” and “backpacks.”

Home searched in Suffolk County, New York after man Googled "Backpack" and "Pressure Cooker"

Googling “Backpack” and “Pressure Cooker” at work had some unsettling consequences.

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After interviewing the company representatives, Suffolk County Police Detectives visited the subject’s home to ask about the suspicious internet searches. The incident was investigated by Suffolk County Police Department’s Criminal Intelligence Detectives and was determined to be non-criminal in nature.

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(H/P:  Mary Katharine Ham/Hot Air and Philip Bump/ The Atlantic Wire)

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