Nancy Swift Rented a Room to a Middle Eastern Man
This little story appeared, then fell off the radar screen. It should not.
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Five government anti-terrorism agents arrived at the door of Nancy Swift's
modest home in this northern Virginia suburb last August, where Swift lives and
rents out some rooms. They threatened her with a subpoena. They dispatched
agents to her office to ask about her. They took away her garbage in the trunks
of their cars, and they questioned one of her housemates.
It all happened, apparently, because a neighbor called authorities about one of Swift's tenants in the house, a young Middle Eastern man who had other Middle Eastern friends visit one holiday weekend....
FBI spokeswoman Debbie Weierman would say only that Swift was part of
an investigation by a Joint Terrorism Task Force team, a combination of federal
and local agents focused on rooting out terrorists.
"The only thing I can tell you about this is our JTTF responded to a
report, the details of which I am not at liberty to discuss because the matter
has not been settled," Weierman said...
The same day, three JTTF agents showed up at Swift's office while she
was on her way home for lunch. Swift's former supervisor said she was shocked by
the three federal agents asking about Nancy, whom she considers an excellent
"They came to the office asking about Nancy," the supervisor said. She
did not meet with the agents, but another employee took them around the office,
the supervisor said. "Three of them showed up at reception," she said. "What
shocked me was all three of them decided to stroll by here. They were strolling
from department to department."
The supervisor said the experience with agents frightened her and she
did not want her name used. "I am afraid. I do not wish to endanger myself." full story