After President Barack Obama announced late Sunday night that U.S. forces had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, Bostonians took to the Common to celebrate the end of the nearly 10-year hunt for the mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack
Osama Bin Laden Dead
Monday, May 2, 2011
Security levels at the airport have not changed since the news of Osama bin Laden's death. Federal officials have not called for increased measures.
Update: 12:10 p.m.: After a security meeting this morning, officials at the airport have not raised the threat level at the facility, but there are additional State Police and TSA personnel on as a precaution. “We met with all the airlines and said to be aware,” said Media Relations Director Orlando Orlandella. “There is no threat to Logan.” Officials met earlier this morning to discuss whether to take additional security measures in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death. Orlandella said the federal government has not issued any order for additional security or said the airport is under any threat. Orlandella stressed that while there was no threat, all travelers should remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings. Anyone who sees …
Sunday, May 1, 2011
bin Laden killed in U.S. operation in Pakistan.
Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al-Qaeda and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks nearly 10 years ago, has been killed as a result of a U.S. military operation. President Obama announced the news at 11:35 p.m. in an address to nation after multiple news outlets reported the development. U.S. intelligence officials first developed information on bin Laden's whereabouts in August, according to Obama. Only last week, Obama said, did he decide the were was enough information for U.S. military action, and authorized an operation to kill him. Then, on Sunday, Obama ordered a small team of American ground troops to attack the house bin Laden was at in Pakistan. “After a firefight they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body,” Obama said…