Police Are Looking For Car Bombs At Checkpoints Around Manhattan
Sept 9, 2011
In response to a possible car bomb attack on New York’s bridges or tunnels, police in Manhattan Friday are potentially checking every car coming into Times Square and stepping up security across the city.
CBS News reports the “credible but unconfirmed al Qaeda threat” via a car bomb in New York or Washington D.C. is the first “active plot” planned for the 10-year commemoration of 9/11.
Originating from the remnants of al Qaeda in Pakistan and its leader Ayman al Zawahiri, the new information coincides with data found in Osama bin Laden’s compound on May 2.
Various reports on Twitter confirm a heavy police presence throughout Midtown:
@soniamoghe: Police are checking EVERY car going into Times Square
@BWheatnyc: Terror threat must be serious in NYC. Cops stopping cars 4 inspection on 5th Ave. traffic delayed.
@Jazz_Kat: Lots of five-oh in Manhattan…there are even checkpoints, stopping cars. There are also police in my bldg…..today is going 2 B a long day
This article was posted: Friday, September 9, 2011 at 10:22 am