NY Man Questioned for Computer Search History

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say they have questioned a former employee of a New York computer company after his workplace computer search history revealed inquires for "pressure cooker bombs" and "backpacks," but no criminality was found.

The Suffolk County Police Department released a statement Thursday saying detectives questioned the man after interviewing representatives from his former employer, which reported suspicious computer searches.

On Thursday, a Long Island woman writing under the name Michele Catalano speculated in a blog post that six agents from what she describes as the joint terrorism task force came to her home Wednesday because agents were monitoring the family's Google searches. She writes that her husband was interviewed by police and that her son was asleep when they arrived. She did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

Authorities say the bombs used at the Boston Marathon in April involved pressure cookers placed in backpacks.


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