Just days before the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, government officials are reporting on a credible but unconfirmed terror threat targeting means of transportation in New York City and Washington D.C.
On Thursday, U.S. officials revealed that the were chasing the credible but unconfirmed al-Qaida threat to use a car bomb on bridges or tunnels in New York or Washington. Security measures in both cities have been beefed up.
In NYC, police were already increasing security at bridges and tunnels, setting up vehicle checkpoints, doing bomb sweeps of parking garages, and towing more illegally parked cars. But Mayor Bloomberg says its nothing that New Yorkers haven't dealt with before and that they are prepared:
“Keep in mind, we have threats all the time,” he said on his weekly radio appearance on WOR. “On the Internet, every day, there are threats of people, particularly around big sporting events and religious holidays, and around commemorations of things like 9/11. And each time the NYPD, with the FBI, we increase our security, which obviously we have done for this.”
In an attempt to calm fears, Bloomberg rode the subway down to City Hall on Friday.