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Profile: Spruce Whited

Spruce Whited was a participant or observer in the following events:

Spruce Whited, director of security for the Portland, Maine Public Library, later says 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta and possibly a second hijacker are regulars at the library and frequently use public Internet terminals at this time. He says four other employees recognize Atta as a library patron. “I remember seeing [Atta] in the spring of 2000,” he says. “I have a vague Memory of a second one who turned out to be [Atta’s] cousin.” Whited also says federal authorities have not inquired about the library sightings. Even a year later, he says the FBI does finally speak to librarians, but not in relation to their 9/11 investigation. (Wedge and Farmer 10/5/2001; Portland Press Herald 10/5/2001; Nasrawi 9/9/2002) The library’s executive director says that three other employees came to her saying they had seen Atta about half a dozen times in the spring and summer 2000. (Walsh 9/30/2001) According to the official story, Atta does not arrive in the US until June 3, 2000. (Morgan, Kidwell, and Corral 9/22/2001; Australian Broadcasting Corporation 11/12/2001)


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