9/11 hijackers at your grocery store? 12 called Palm Beach County home

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On a July night 15 years ago, in Delray Beach, a police officer stopped a motorist for speeding. He let the man go with a warning.

“Take a minute and consider how your careless driving affects the people you share these streets with and try to help make our streets a safer place to be,” the written warning read.

Nine weeks later, Mohamed Atta flew an airplane into a building.

In the summer leading up to the deadly terrorist attacks, 12 of the 19 hijackers who commandeered and crashed four jetliners on Sept. 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people, lived in or had connections to Palm Beach County.

 

INTERACTIVE: Follow the hijackers’ footsteps in Palm Beach County

 

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