State police on high alert

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The state police emergency command post in Waterbury was activated Tuesday. The preparations began after the federal government increased the terrorism threat level from yellow, which means average, to orange, which means high.

The Bush administration raised the alert level after receiving what officials say are credible threats against United States embassies in other parts of the world.

Vermont State Police Captain Kerry Sleeper says there is no indication of any threat to Vermont and urges people in the state to go about their business as usual.

The state police command center will be staffed 24 hours a day until further notice.

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