Saturday, November 5, 2016

Federal Officials Warn of al-Qaeda Election Day Terror Threat

According to Reuters, the threat is “unspecific” and relatively “low-level,” while the threat information is “uncorroborated.” One official speculated that it was “just an attempt to inspire someone here to mount an attack.” 

 A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey acknowledged receiving the alert, while the New York Police Department said it was working with intelligence officials and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. “Texans should go about their daily lives as usual, but remain vigilant over the next several days and report any suspicious activity,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who confirmed his office was monitoring the situation. “We are doing everything we can to keep Virginians safe, and we’re confident they are going to be able to vote safely on Election Day,” said Brian Coy, a spokesman for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. (Read More)