FBI warns of possible terror attacks in NY day before the election

FBI warns of possible terror attacks in NY day before the election

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FBI have released a warning about potential al Qaeda terror plots for New York, Virginia and Texas on the eve of election day
It’s still unclear where in those states the threats were aimed at
Officials are still assessing the threats and have warned local law enforcement
There are also concerns that foreign hackers may conduct a cyber attack on election systems next Tuesday as well
Federal officials have warned New York City authorities about possible attacks by the al Qaeda militant group around Election Day, putting local law enforcement on alert the weekend before Tuesday’s vote, officials said on Friday.Both the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey were given the information, the local agencies said.
Virginia and Texas were also put on alert, according to an FBI official who spoke with CBS News.
‘We are continuing with the high level of patrols at all of our facilities that we have had in place for some time now,’ said spokesman Steve Coleman of the Port Authority, which operates airports, tunnels and bridges around the New York City area.
He declined to offer specifics of the warning.
The NYPD said the threat report lacked specifics and was still being assessed.
‘We are aware of the information. We have been working with the FBI through the Joint Terrorism Task Force and our Counterterrorism and Intelligence Bureaus,’ the NYPD said. – Reuters via Daily Mail, London

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