Terror Plot Uncovered by U.S. Officials

September 9, 2011 Updated Sep 9, 2011 at 7:35 AM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

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September 9, 2011 Updated Sep 9, 2011 at 7:35 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY
(WKBW/ABC)

Just as President Obama completed his speech to the nation about his new jobs bill Thursday night, ABC news revealed early details about a possible terror plot targeting Washington D.C. and New York City to coincide with the anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

Federal officials are working to confirm the intelligence but say the threat is specific and credible. Bridges, tunnels, government buildings and other landmarks will be under increased security over the coming days.

The three suspects are allegedly linked to Al Qaeda. But unlike the attack on the twin towers, the suspects are expected to use ground vehicles to carry out the plot.

President Obama has received updates on the developments throughout the day.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano warned Americans to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement authorities.

U.S. investigators are said to be searching for reports of any overdue or missing rental trucks nationwide as information shows the suspects might try to launch some kind of truck bomb attack.
us leaders are telling the public that if you see something.... say something.