From:McDonald
To:*Galactic-Enquirer
Stardate:19990802.0404
Subject:Tholian Ambassador murdered, Starfleet involvement suspected!

*** GNN BREAKING NEWS ***

Reports are sketchy at this time, but we have been informed that the Tholian ambassador Ov'terl has been assassinated.  Initial reports are indicating that a Galaxy-class Starship fired on the ambassador's craft while it was in orbit, damaging its maneuvering systems and resulting it its crash landing on Vulcan.  The ship apparently survived the landing, but when Vulcan authorities arrived at the crash site, they found only a crater, a phaser rifle, and one Starfleet officer, who was not identified in reports.

The Tholian civilization, which has not yet returned from its extradimensional travels, could not be reached for comment.