Washington (CNN) -- U.S. officials said Thursday evening they have "specific, credible but unconfirmed" information about a potential threat against the United States coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
"We have received credible information very recently about a possible plot directed at the homeland that seems to be focused on New York and Washington, D.C.," a senior administration official told CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr.
The official said the plot was believed to involve three individuals, including a U.S. citizen. U.S. officials believed the threat was a vehicle laden with explosives, but "the intelligence picture is not completely formed," the official said. "Not enough is known about the potential operatives and their plotting."
Recent intelligence, obtained within the past day, and originating from the tribal areas of Pakistan, advised the United States of a plan to set off car or truck bombs in Washington or New York around the time of the 9/11 anniversary, officials told NBC News.
The information indicated that three people would travel to the U.S. from Pakistan to carry out an attack, they said. However, the information included very little else in the way of specifics — in terms of timing or target.
Law enforcement officials will be told tonight to be on the lookout for three men “of Middle Eastern descent” and potentially traveling in a van, they said.
I live in Manhattan so I’m cautious. Especially because some muzzies were arrested yesterday in Germany trying to build a car bomb.......Germany detains 2 in alleged bomb plot (Muslims building fertilizer bomb)
Not to minimize the damage a truck bomb can do, but you’d think the terrorists would be embarrassed to follow up their Twin Towers/Pentagon successes of ten years later with a truck bomb.
What about a dirty nuke or biohazard truck bomb?