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US: Federal Authorities Probe Possible Terror Threat ‘Specific Enough to Elicit Worry’ Around 9/11 Anniversary


The Enigma Continues: Another terror threat that, for some mysterious reason, fails to involve ‘right-wing extremists’ …

By Mike Levine & Jennifer Griffin – “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.

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.

President Obama has been briefed on the seriousness of this threat, according to a senior administration official

‘It feels more than aspirational,’ one official said.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security were drafting a bulletin Thursday night to send to local law enforcement across the country.

‘We have a duty to warn,’ the senior U.S. official said.” Read more.

U.S. Citizen Linked To Terror Plot on 9/11 Anniversary – “U.S. authorities are scrambling to sort through information that the CIA developed in the past 24 hours indicating that at least three individuals entered the U.S. in August by air with the intent to launch a vehicle-borne attack against Washington, D.C. or New York around the anniversary of 9/11, according to intelligence officials. One of the intelligence and law enforcement officials that ABC News spoke to said that one of the individuals may be a U.S. citizen and a second official said that possibly two of the individuals may have had U.S. documentation — whether green cards or passports was unclear.” Read more.

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