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Bridgeport Stalking Incident Stokes Fears of Terrorism

Bridgeport Police called upon the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security on Sunday when a man was found in a car with $14,000 cash, two passports and several large jugs filled with an unidentified liquid.
Bridgeport Police called upon the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security on Sunday when a man was found in a car with $14,000 cash, two passports and several large jugs filled with an unidentified liquid. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Suspecting a link to terrorism when they found a Turkish citizen in a car with two passports, $14,000 cash and multiple large jugs full of an unidentified liquid, Bridgeport police on Sunday called in a bomb sniffing dog, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, according to the Connecticut Post.

There were no apparent links between any terrorists groups and Necati Harsit of Rochester, N.Y., but the 54-year-old  man was charged with six counts of stalking and six counts of breach of peace, according to the Post.

The incident began when a family of six called police to report they had been followed into Connecticut from the Bronx, according to the Post, which reported that the car continued to follow the family even when they pulled into the parking lot of a church off Route 8/24 Connector.

When police arrived, Harsit – citing his religious beliefs – refused to disclose the contents of the large jugs, according to the Post, which reported they were later found to contain water and cologne.

Click here to read the report from the Connecticut Post .

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