United States’ Department of Homeland Security is investigating reports that a new bomb attack can hit New York City at the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Matt Chandler, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, acknowledged the reports came from credible sources and are investigated using all possible means, adding that for the time being there is no confirmation such attacks on the Big Apple are going to take place.
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg told journalists the police is going to check vehicle at designated checkpoints in and out of the city and will introduce additional checks on the subway. Furthermore, the police forces will patrol bridges and tunnels within the metro area and will check for possible threats.
Police sources said that the authorities expect the attack to be carried out by a vehicle, in a similar fashion as the first attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Then a bomb planted in a vehicle exploded in the basement of the building.
President Obama members of Congress are briefed on the threat and the presidential administration and anti-terrorism agencies now redoubled their efforts to prevent any terrorist attacks, White House officials said.