Threat closes Ventura County port

PORT HUENEME – Port Hueneme in Ventura County was closed off for several hours Monday afternoon while authorities investigated a possible terrorist threat on a cargo ship, authorities said.

The closing came just before noon after a dockworker discovered a possible threat written in the cargo hold of a ship carrying bananas from Guatemala, said Will Berg, the port’s marketing director.

There was some discrepancy in reports of the exact phrasing of the message.

Berg said it read: “This nitro is for you Mr. George W. Bush and your Jewish cronies.”