Feds told Christie of Bin Laden death

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gestures Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, in Trenton, N.J., as he lays out his plan to fund state road and bridge projects for the next five years. The plan calls for spending $1.6 billion a year, the same amount that is currently spent. The fund was due to run out of money in June. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

May 6, 2011 5:27:54 AM PDT
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he received word about the death of Osama bin Laden 90 minutes before it was publicly announced.

Christie was at a New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies baseball game Sunday when he says Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called.

Christie says Napolitano told him that President Barack Obama felt the governor should be given advance notice because of the number of New Jerseyans killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Nearly one-quarter of those who died were New Jersey residents.

Christie spoke Friday on New York radio station WFAN, where the governor is a guest co-host on the "Boomer and Carton Show."