New York City is beefing up security at bridges and tunnels and commuters can expect a show of force at train stations around the city in response to a potential terror threat before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New Yorkers should be vigilant. But he says there’s no need for people to change their daily routines.
U.S. counterterrorism officials are chasing a credible but unconfirmed al-Qaida threat to use a car bomb on bridges or tunnels in New York or Washington.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says police are setting up vehicle checkpoints and doing bomb sweeps of parking garages.
City residents will see more bomb-sniffing dogs, bag checks at subways and additional officers at Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station on Friday.