Mayor: Terror threat against NYC credible

September 8, 2011 - 9:50 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a terror threat against the city is credible but not corroborated.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security spokesman Matt Chandler says there's "specific, credible but unconfirmed threat information."

Bloomberg said Thursday at police headquarters the New York Police Department is deploying additional resources around city to keep residents safe.

Information gleaned from Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan in May indicated al-Qaida (al-KAH'-ee-duh) had considered attacking the United States on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and other important dates.

Security has been enhanced around the country ahead of Sunday's anniversary.