Security amped up for President Obama's visit to Ground Zero

MANHATTAN - Just days after telling the world that Osama bin Laden is dead, President Barack Obama will visit the place where nearly 3,000 people died as a result of a plot hatched by the terrorist mastermind.

Obama will meet tomorrow with the families of Sept. 11 victims and first responders in the aftermath of a raid carried out by Navy SEALs that killed the most wanted man in the world. The president will also lay a wreath at the site.

It will be Obama's first trip to Ground Zero as president, and officials say security will be stepped up because of it. Residents in the area should expect street closures and random bag inspections.

Obama invited former President George W. Bush to attend tomorrow's meeting, but he declined. However, Bush will visit Ground Zero on the 10th anniversary of the attacks this September.

The NYPD has already had a jump in reports of suspicious packages since bin Laden's death. All have been false alarms.

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