BY TOM HESTER SR.
Authorities tightened security Friday as federal agents investigate a possible al-Qaeda plot to detonate a vehicle-borne bomb possibly in the tunnels or on the bridge that link New Jersey with New York or in Washington around Sunday’s 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The terrorist threat is described as a credible but unconfirmed and that it may involve the use a car or truck bomb with the Lincoln or Holland tunnels or George Washington Bridge as possible targets. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police have stepped up checks of the tunnels, bridge, and PATH trains.
As the conclusion to a meeting with state securitiy officials, Gov. Chris Christie advised New Jerseyans to go about their weekend plans but to be alert of activity around them.
“The message is there is nothing here that would come to folks as any surprise or cause panic across the state,” the governor said.