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Sept. 11 Terror Attack Threat Is ‘Ongoing,’ Napolitano Says

September 13, 2011

(Adds comment from FBI director in third paragraph.)

Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Intelligence suggesting possible terrorist attacks in Washington and New York on this year’s Sept. 11 anniversary hasn’t been resolved and the threat is “ongoing,” said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Authorities are following up on the information suggesting possible attacks, said Napolitano and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller, who testified today before the Senate Homeland Security Committee in Washington.

“The threat has not been resolved,” Mueller said.

In advance of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, counterterrorism officials began investigating intelligence suggesting possible new attacks. John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” two days ago that authorities had “some information” about the nature of possible plans and the people who may be involved.

--Editors: Justin Blum, Laurie Asseo

To contact the reporter on this story: Seth Stern in Washington at sstern14@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Silva at msilva34@bloomberg.net


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