9-11/George Washington Bridge plot
|Date||11 September 2001|
|Location||George Washington Bridge, New York|
|Description||The FBI arrested at least one van's worth of men (two or three) which was found to contain tons of explosives. This was announced on the day, two conflicting reports, but later retracted.|
The 9-11 George Washington Bridge plot is an event of September 11th, 2001 which NYPD officers arrested three men on the New Jersey turn-pike with a van containing a lot of explosives. This was retracted within hours.
What? Who? Rumours only. Nothing to see here... All retracted. Mistakes were made on the day.
CBS reported that there were enough explosives to destroy a span of the bridge.
“Two suspects are in FBI custody after a truckload of explosives were discovered around the George Washington Bridge. That bridge links New York to New Jersey over the Hudson River. Whether the discovery of those explosives had anything to do with other events today is unclear, but the FBI, has two suspects in hand, said the truckload of explosives, enough explosives were in the truck to do great damage to the George Washington Bridge...”
CNN reported on 9/11 that it was getting reports of men driving a van on the New Jersey Turnpike which was pulled over for reasons which were never stated, and found to contain "tons of explosives". Some minutes later, Bernard Kerik contradicted these earlier reports, stating that although 3 arrests had taken place, the van was not stopped on the George Washington Bridge, and that no explosives were found. Kerik declined to name the reason for the arrests. Gordon Duff alleged in 2016 that this arrest helped foil an Israeli plot to blow up the George Washington Bridge.
|"9-11/Israel did it"||“American security services overnight stopped a car bomb on the George Washington Bridge. The van, packed with explosives, was stopped on an approach ramp to the bridge. Authorities suspect the terrorists intended to blow up the main crossing between New Jersey and New York, Army Radio reported.”||12 September 2001|
|9-11/George Washington Bridge plot||The FBI arrested at least one van's worth of men (two or three) which was found to contain tons of explosives. This was announced on the day, two conflicting reports, but later retracted.|