FBI: Domestic terrorism a concern in MontanaSubmitted by SteveMT on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 13:46
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FBI: Domestic terrorism a concern in Montana
Posted: Apr 12, 2011 9:36 AM by Irina Cates
The FBI says one of its major concerns in Montana is the threat of domestic terrorism.
FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) James McTighe leads the second-largest geographical division in the FBI, which encompasses three states: Montana, Idaho and Utah. His Salt Lake City office covers about 10% of the continental United States.
"I think one of the biggest challenges we face is being able to cover that amount of territory, adequately. Most of the agents, most of the FBI employees that work in the state of Montana do a tremendous amount of driving because there's a lot of space that needs to be covered up there," says James McTighe, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Salt Lake City Division.
McTighe says one of the major concerns in Montana is the domestic terrorism threat.
"Some of the groups in the state of Montana espouse violent overthrow of the government.