Officials may have the name of one of the suspected bomb plotters after a 24-hour intelligence manhunt, U.S. officials tell ABC News.

The hunt included an analysis of flight logs and other documents following a report from a CIA informant that three people were dispatched by al Qaeda to carry out a bomb plot in the United States, in either New York or Washington…

“What’s striking about this particular information is its clarity,” a senior official told ABC News. “Usually intelligence comes in bits and pieces and officials have to connect dots. Here, I’m told, there were no dots to connect, there was so much detail in one place at one time. It was all laid out. If it’s a plot it is well-planned and there’s an intention to go forward with it. If it turns out not to be real then it’s definitely not. There is no middle ground.”