Atlanta woman pleads guilty to false alert

From Staff Reports

An Atlanta woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of making false statements about terrorist activities.

Nia M. Reed, 30, entered the plea on Friday in federal court in Atlanta, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta.

On Dec. 15, 2003 Reed called the Department of Aviation Security for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and said several individuals were planning to travel from the United States to London to get information in preparation for terrorist attacks. The targets for the attacks were supposedly the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta as well as locations in Dallas, Washington, D.C. and California.

The attacks were supposed to occur in connection with the capture of Saddam Hussein.

Reed could receive a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count to which she pleaded guilty. Her sentencing is scheduled for June 2.