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ST. ALBANS, Vt.

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

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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.

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