Possible Alert for Americans Traveling to Europe

October 2, 2010 Updated Oct 2, 2010 at 6:59 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Possible Alert for Americans Traveling to Europe

October 2, 2010 Updated Oct 2, 2010 at 6:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, DC - President Obama is considering formally alerting Americans to be careful as they travel to Europe. This comes as U.S. Intelligence Officials are finding out about threatened attacks by al Qaeda militants.

A plot to stage coordinated attacks in Europe was broken up by drone strikes against militants in Pakistan. U.S. officials are consulting with European governments about the possible action. There is no immediate indication when the alert might be issued.

A State Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity, declined to confirm the department would issue the alert, but said the United States remained attentive to threats posed by al Qaeda.

Stay with Eyewitness News and WKBW.com for more information on this possible alert as it becomes available.