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U.S. on alert after "credible but unconfirmed" security threat

Friday, September 09, 2011 - 01:56

Sept. 9 - Beefed up police presence in New York and Washington after a report about a possible car bomb attack with the tenth anniversary of 9/11 days away. Deborah Gembara reports.

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(RESENDING WITH CORRECTED SPELLING IN HEADLINE) Heightened security on the streets of New York following reports of a "credible but unconfirmed" security threat --- this time believed to involve a car bomb. Mayor Michael Bloomberg attempted to ease jitters about a possible attack by riding the subway. SOUNDBITE: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg saying: "If we had confirmation of this particular threat I would worry more, but so far not. But I'm going to do what I do every day and we're going to have a great ceremony. I think we'll give the families an opportunity to realize that the country has not forgotten their loved ones and it will say to the world that New York is back and the terrorists did not beat us." With the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks just days away, New Yorkers appeared surprisingly nonchalant about the report. SOUNDBITE: New Yorker Joy Jarrett saying: "I think that any, any kind of security that we can have makes people feel a little bit more frightened if anything were to happen. But I don't let it bother me too much. It's, it's the city's job to keep us safe and I just go on with my life." SOUNDBITE: New Yorker saying: "No, these are nasty people. No particular reason to think they'll be particularly nastier this week." SOUNDBITE: Lisa Michelangelo visitor From Florida saying: "I'm trying not to dwell on it too much, but yes, it is in the back of your mind as you're walking through the city. But I think with the measures that the city has put in place, they're doing the best they can to protect us and to live in fear is not a good thing. So, we just keep going on and hoping for the best." This latest threat, reportedly focused on Washington D.C. and New York prompted president Obama to order a redoubling of counter-terrorism efforts ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Law enforcement says there is a a manhunt was underway for two or three suspects but offered few other details. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.

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U.S. on alert after "credible but unconfirmed" security threat

Friday, September 09, 2011 - 01:56