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MIAMI (AP) — The night before terrorists struck New York and Washington, three men spewed anti-American sentiments in a bar and talked of impending bloodshed, according to a strip club manager interviewed by the FBI. John Kap, manager of the Pink Pony and Red Eyed Jack's Sports Bar in Daytona Beach, said the men made the claims to a bartender and a patron. "They were talking about what a bad place America is. They said 'Wait 'til tomorrow. America is going to see bloodshed,"' Kap said.
He said he told FBI investigators the men in his bar spent $200 to $300 apiece on lap dances and drinks, paying with credit cards. Kap said he gave the FBI credit card receipts and a business card left by one man and a copy of the Quran that was left at the bar.
Federal agents were investigating on several fronts in Florida, searching homes and rental car documents and poring over flight school student records across the state.
On Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard boarded a Carnival Cruise Line ship on the way back from the Caribbean as it entered the Port of Miami and detained two people.
The individuals were to be turned over to the FBI, company spokesman Tim Gallagher said. He would not say how the detentions were tied to Tuesday's terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Gallagher referred all calls to the FBI. Calls to the FBI office in Miami were not immediately returned.
While investigators pieced together evidence, two former Florida flight school students were identified by German authorities as terrorists aboard the two planes that smashed into the World Trade Center.
Hamburg investigators said Mohamed Atta, 33, and Marwan Alshehhi, 23, had studied at the Technical University in Hamburg and were from the United Arab Emirates. Both men received pilot training at Huffman Aviation, a flight school in Venice, Fla., where FBI investigators are examining student records.