Three Sources are reporting that there is a credible threat of a terror event on Anniversary of 9/11
Federal authorities have come across what they believe may be a credible threat to the U.S. homeland surrounding the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, several sources tell Fox News.
The threat would target New York City or Washington, D.C., sources said. Authorities have obtained what they believe is information on possible suspects tied to central Al Qaeda, but they have not necessarily determined names of possible suspects.
“As we know from the intelligence gathered from the [bin Laden] raid, Al Qaeda has shown an interest in important dates and anniversaries, such as 9/11,” Department of Homeland Security spokesman Matt Chandler said in a statement. “In this instance, it’s accurate that there is specific, credible but unconfirmed threat information.”
According to a senior U.S. official with knowledge of the threat, “People are aggressively pursuing leads,” and it is “specific enough to elicit worry.” Another senior U.S. official stressed the threat is still “unconfirmed” so it is being chased down and investigated.
“My colleague Mike Levine reports Feds have what they believe is a credible terrorist threat to US homeland around 9-11. Target: NYC/DC.”
“More on potential terrorist threat, from my colleagues Jennifer Griffin & Justin Fishel: Sources say “it feels more than aspirational.””
“My colleague Ed Henry says Obama has been briefed on “credible terrorist threat” tied to 9-11 anniversary. Bulletin being prepared right now”
Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry adds: “Senior admin official also tells me President Obama has been briefed on specific, credible threat tied to al-Qaeda — but threat unconfirmed”
This is just breaking, but sources say that the FBI is about to post a bulletin to local law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for a “credible threat” of terrorism on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.