New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a terror threat against the city is credible but not corroborated. U.S. officials said they were investigating a detailed al-Qaida car bomb plot aimed at bridges or tunnels in New York or Washington.
Homeland Security recognizes specific, accurate, but unconfirmed threat information.
Chatter spiked in the last 24 hours from a terror information source with a known track record. The threat involves possible information about a car bomb, involves the moving of operatives into place, and involves the possible locations of New York and/or Washington. No information is available on a specific manhunt, but law officers have information that the subjects involved in a possible terror plot are American citizens or foreigners who may already have been in the United States.
Talking points from Ray Kelly regarding preparation and preventive …
Holding personnel over to increase law enforcement by about one-third the usual number of officers.
Increased vehicle checkpoints are likely.
Increasing bag inspections.
More vehicles on the street with equipped with license plate readers.
More bomb dogs sniffing for explosives.
Increased deployment of radioactive detection devices.
Focus on tunnels, bridges and infrastructure in general.
Also increased focus on landmark locations, house of worship.
Increased towing of illegally parked vehicles.
Increased bomb sweeps of parking garages, etc.
Tomorrow morning about 30 police agencies will participate in a video teleconference — part of Operation Sentry.
See Something, Say Something Hotline is accessed through 3-11 — increased number of calls expected.
Planing for increased number of calls of suspicious packages.
Quick Reaction Teams — Heavily armed police officers are on standby.
A previously planned multi-agency excercise will involving NYPD TA, PORT AUthority Union Station and Times Square
The City of New York is working closely with the FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force to gain necessary intelligence to better protect the City of New York.CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Friday, September 9th, 2011
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