NYC Mayor: Terror Threat Against NYC Credible

8 years 10 months 21 hours ago Thursday, September 08 2011 Sep 8, 2011 Thursday, September 08, 2011 8:26:00 PM CDT September 08, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a terror threat against the city is credible but not corroborated.

U.S. officials said Thursday they were investigating a detailed al-Qaida car bomb plot aimed at bridges or tunnels in New York or Washington.

Bloomberg says the New York Police Department is deploying additional resources to keep residents safe ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on Sunday. He says the city's 9/11 observance will go ahead as planned.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says he's increasing the towing of illegally parked cars. He says there will be an increased focus on bridges and tunnels.

Information gleaned from Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan in May indicated al-Qaida had considered attacking the United States on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and other
important dates.

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