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A New York City police officer checks vehicles passing on 59th street and Park Avenue at a vehicle checkpoint on Friday. (AP)
A New York City police officer checks vehicles passing on 59th street and Park Avenue at a vehicle checkpoint on Friday. (AP)

Counterterrorism officials are looking for three people who may be traveling to or in the U.S. to plant a car bomb on bridges or tunnels in New York City or Washington, based on a credible but unconfirmed tip that was received late Wednesday night.

In response, police are stepping up searches in both cities and towing unattended cars parked in unusual locations.

Guest:

  • Scott Shane, national security reporter for the New York Times

This segment aired on September 9, 2011.

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