- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 13, 2001


Two days after the worst terrorist attack in American history, the government widened the security buffer around the White House, moved Vice President Dick Cheney to Camp David and closed New York's three airports to incoming flights.

The Capitol was evacuated as well, lawmakers and aides streaming down the front steps in haste.

White House spokesman Ari Fleischer declined to describe the reasons behind the change at the White House.

Cheney's spokewoman, Juleanna Glover, said the vice president had been moved as a “purely precautionary measure.''

The president remained in the White House, according to Fleischer.

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