On a day in which the country is on bended knee for the lives lost 12 years ago, a new terror threat has emerged that is both specific chilling, sending police forces in Los Angeles and New York City scrambling.
According to sources, Ayman al-Zawahri, the head of Al-Qaeda is in the ‘final stages’ of coordinating an attack on the two major cities. The attack will center on Los Angeles International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
In fact, the source claims 3 Columbia University students have already been recruited as suicide bombers at JFK Airport and that the attack would be followed up by terrorists dressed as cab drivers detonating bombs in the city.
These attacks are chilling but according to authorities, the source is “highly suspect” and has requested very “large and specific” amounts of money in exchange for more info. Stay tuned to American Military News for more info.
Federal authorities warned overnight of an attack threat targeting Los Angeles International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, but questioned the seriousness of the threat.
In the hours leading up to the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, federal authorities repeatedly said they had found no specific, credible threats to the U.S. homeland. But that doesn’t mean they haven’t been busy chasing down specific threats with – at best – questionable credibility.
Overnight, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security notified law enforcement agencies across the country of the threat information, ABC News has learned.
According to a notice from the FBI and DHS, a man told authorities he had information indicating the head of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahri, was in the “final stages” of coordinating a spectacular attack in Los Angeles and New York City.
The man said the attack would target Los Angeles International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to the notice. What’s more, he claimed three Columbia University students have already been recruited to wear explosives-laden suicide vests and detonate them at the New York airport, according to the notice.
The bombing in New York would be followed by a second attack involving men posing as New York City taxicab drivers, the alert said the man told authorities.
Authorities said they were “highly suspect” about the source of the information and noted in the alert to local police departments that the source said he would provide even more information if the U.S. government gave him a “large and specific” amount of money. They also said his information has yet to be corroborated. However, because his information was so specific, the FBI and DHS passed it along out of an abundance of caution, sources said.