Writer Michele Catalano published an essay on Medium, recounting how a “joint terrorism task force” sent six agents to her house–reportedly because their family used computers to research pressure cookers and backpacks.

UPDATE: Suffolk County Police Department have released this statement:

Suffolk County Criminal Intelligence Detectives received a tip from a Bay Shore based computer company regarding suspicious computer searches conducted by a recently released employee. The former employee’s computer searches took place on this employee’s workplace computer. On that computer, the employee searched the terms “pressure cooker bombs” and “backpacks.”

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