FBI officials had been put on high alert for a possible terror attack last weekend just hours before a man stabbed nine in a Minnesota mall and a powerful bomb went off in a dumpster in New York City.
Several intelligence sources and the FBI confirmed an alert was issued Friday.
FBI spokeswoman Kelly J. Langmesser, with the New York field office, said the alert was in response to the United Nations General Assembly meeting taking place this week in New York City, which is drawing world leaders to the area.
Langmesser gave no details about the incident or the devices discovered in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, saying it was “an ongoing investigation and information would be made available as the investigation develops.”
Sources tell Circa.com that a combination of increasing chatter online along with an impending UN meeting in New York had government officials concerned about possible attacks.
SOURCE: Sara A. Carter