Posted Saturday, December 29, 2001

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FBI probing 'threatening' message, firm says

By Daniel Sieberg

-- The FBI is looking into whether a warning sent to employees at an instant message company less than two hours before jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center was connected to the attacks, a company executive confirmed Friday.

Alex Diamandis, vice president for sales and marketing with Odigo Inc., said there was nothing specifically about the attacks in the message, but he said it was suspicious in nature, especially because of its timing.

"I would describe it as a threat, a warning," Diamandis said from New York.

damageDiamandis declined to comment further on the content of the message, citing the ongoing investigation.

Two employees at the Odigo office in Herzliyya, Israel, received the message at about 7 a.m. EDT on September 11, he said. After the attacks, the staff decided to scour the server logs in order to determine the source of the message, Diamandis said. Information was then passed on to Israeli authorities, who in turn passed it to the FBI.

The FBI did not confirm whether they have received any information from Odigo.

Odigo's New York office is located four blocks from the site of the World Trade Center, in an area that was blocked off for a short time following the attacks.



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Addendum, Saturday, December 29, 2001:

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