You can now read 10 articles each month for free on

The Boston Globe



S.C. man claiming to be a terrorist arrested in Vt.

Continue reading below

A South Carolina man accused of saying he was a terrorist was arrested near a passport office in St. Albans. Police said Radu Chereches, 47, of Ridgeland, S.C., went into a business and asked if he could leave two large backpacks there because he had been told not enter the US passport office next door with them. A short time later he told people in the passport office and officers that he was a terrorist. State and federal law enforcement officers determined the backpacks contained only personal items.

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than $1 a week