MIAMI(Reuters) — Some of the suspected hijackers in the deadly attacks in New York and Washington may have used computers at South Florida public libraries to communicate with each other, a newspaper reported Sunday.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel said police and FBI agents had received tips some suspects used computers at libraries in Delray Beach and Hollywood, where some of the men are believed to have stayed in the months before Tuesday's coordinated assaults.
The FBI has named 19 people it believes hijacked planes that crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Twelve of them are thought to have lived recently in Florida.
The Sun-Sentinel quoted Delray Beach research librarian Kathleen Hensman as saying she notified authorities Saturday after reading the FBI list of suspects.
Hensman said she remembered the name Mohlad Alshehri and recalled seeing at least one of the suspects in the past month. She said two men who came in one afternoon stood out because of their Middle Eastern appearance and because many of the library's computer users are regular customers.