Following information of a possible plot of a car bombing in Washington or New York on the anniversary of 9/11, the threat level for a terror attack in Canada has not increased.
“The RCMP of Canada has no such information at this time which indicates that Canadians are more at risk than usual.
Counterterrorism officials and experts in the United States have been chasing a credible but unconfirmed tip that Al Qaeda has plans to set off a car bomb in New York City or Washington, with bridges or tunnels as potential targets. It was the first word of a possible “active plot” has coincided with commemoration of the group’s attacks in the US a decade ago.
Public Safety Minister of Canada agreed with the RCMP statement. “Regarding Canada, I cannot point to any specific threat that might occur during this weekend but I think that all of our agencies are on full alert on a weekend like this,” Toews told.
Toews said that his department “is aware of the potential threats that may occur during this weekend and we have responded appropriately. And that does involve the utilization of resources.”