LIVE STATUS VIA DHS NTAS (National Terror Advisory System):
UPDATE: September 9, 2011, 06:07
…DHS NTAS remains at standard “heightened level of vigilance”; No Homeland Security alerts have been issued.
…Trend Forecaster Celente hours before bomb plot threat news breaks: elite will likely stage a “fear and hysteria” false flag terror event to turn attention away from the real criminals, the international bankers (source)
…reports indicated the information about the possible threat originated in the tribal areas of Pakistan (source)
…September 7, 2011 government report: “there is a consensus that . . . intelligence capabilities are lacking, collection is haphazard, resources are underutilized, and the U.S. has a limited ability to develop anticipatory knowledge concerning future attacks, mitigate risks, or respond to emerging threats.” (The Intel Hub)
… Not really credible? Napolitano: “We don’t have something that would reach that standard (of a credible threat), but we still have lots of chatter out there. And we take every bit of that seriously and are tracking it down”
UPDATE: September 9, 2011, 05:20
…New York locking down: measures include “vehicle checkpoints around the city,” more bomb-sniffing dogs around the city, increased towing of illegally parked cars and greater police staffing (source)
…Official: “the intelligence picture is not completely formed.” … “Not enough is known about the potential operatives and their plotting.”
…Intelligence officials have picked up “lots of chatter” on jihadi websites and elsewhere about the impending 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks (The Intel Hub)
…Mayor Bloomberg: “If you see something, say something!” (press conference)
UPDATE: September 8, 2011, 22:45
…CBS NEWS: Possibly a terror group from Pakistan (source)
…”Perhaps five to ten individuals” involved
…NYPD will step up towing of illegally parked cars
…Governor Cuomo: “No reason to panic”
…Mayor Bloomberg: “Federal authorities have received credible information that terrorists may be planning an attack in the coming days” … “we must take these threats seriously”
…Related? : San Diego Power Outage: More than 1.4 million San Diego Gas & Electric customers were without power as well as those in Orange County, Mexico, and Baja California.
…Report: outage was triggered after a 500-kilovolt (kV) high-voltage line from Arizona to California tripped out of service, according to the California Independent System Operator. (source)
CBS NEWS VIDEO REPORT:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: September 8, 2011, 22:25
The National Terror Advisory System (NTAS), which has replaced the original color coded terror alerts, remains at a “heightened level of vigilance” amid reports that a specific and credible threat was identified Wednesday evening by U.S. intelligence personnel. Homeland Security has as of this writing advised that the threat is as of yet unconfirmed, and the office of the Secretary of Homeland Security has not issued an elevated or imminent alert at this time.
U.S. officials said Thursday they were investigating a credible but unconfirmed threat that al-Qaida was planning to use a car bomb to target bridges or tunnels in New York City or Washington to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the first tip of an “active plot” around that date.
Law enforcement officials were investigating three people who recently entered the U.S. The threat was received by the U.S. intelligence community late Wednesday night, officials said.
“There is specific, credible but unconfirmed threat information,” said Janice Fedarcyk, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York division. “As we always do before important dates like the anniversary of 9/11, we will undoubtedly get more reporting in the coming days.”
Security has been enhanced around the country in the weeks leading up to the 10th anniversary. Law enforcement officials have been wary, particularly after information gleaned from Osama bin Laden’s compound in May indicated that al-Qaida had considered attacking the U.S. on the anniversary and other important dates.
The threat came in a single piece of information and was so specific — and came at such a time of already heightened alert — that it could not be ignored. The officials described the threat to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive security matters.
Source: Associated Press