Both the towers of the World Trade Center collapsed after being hit by planes. An aircraft also hit the Pentagon in the Washington, D.C., area, causing serious damage. There are reports of a fourth airliner had been brought down near Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, by U.S. military fighters. A fifth plane has crashed in Western Pennsylvania. A car bomb exploded outside the State Department, according to State Department sources.
CBS News reported that as many as eight planes have been hijacked and only four have been accounted for. President Bush described as the incidents as an “apparent terrorist attack” and “a national tragedy.” He said that the U.S. “would hunt down and find” the perpetrators.
By Davide Dukcevich, 09.11.01, 11:34 AM ET
Compiled reports of a truck or van loaded with explosives near the George Washington Bridge in New York City and FBI arrest of 2 to 3 suspects.
CNN Reported it through their pager news service:
2001-09-11 11:31:36 Arch 1428040 C ALPHA Sub:WTC Update Msg: WTC UPDATE 10:35 CNN: CAR BOMBING AT STATE DEPARTMENT 10:37 CNN: UNCONFIRMED – 747 DOWN IN PEN.
So whats the true story? Did a bomb go off at the State Department? Or is it another conspiracy..