Security stepped up on eve of 9/11 anniversary

PLAINVIEW - One the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, police in New York City and on Long Island have intensified patrols after receiving a new credible terror threat. Earlier this week, officials said they have obtained intelligence that a terrorist cell may be planning to use vehicles to blow up bridges or tunnels in New York City or Washington, D.C. Today, police were conducting random checks and searches of cars and trucks in Manhattan. Security also has been beefed up near bridges, tunnels and train stations. "We're doing everything in our power to protect our people," President Barack Obama said. Officials on the Island have intensified patrols at railroad stations and are conducting random bag checks. Local residents like Linda Hillel, of Plainview, applaud the heightened security. Tomorrow, family members of the Sept. 11 victims will read the names of all those who died. During the ceremony, there will be moments of silence and poems will be read. President Obama will participate in the ceremony at Ground Zero.News 12 Long Island will carry the 9/11 ceremony live starting at 8:30 a.m.

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