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


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.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

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 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of