REPORT: FBI Setting up Command Centers Around U.S. in Case of 4th of July ISIS Terror Attacks
Fox News reported Monday evening on Special Report that the FBI is setting up command centers around the country to prepare for possible terror attacks on the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith posted on Twitter about the report:
FBI tells Fox News it is building command centers around US to monitor terror threats over July 4 holiday
— Shepard Smith (@ShepNewsTeam) June 29, 2015
“FBI tells Fox News it is building command centers around US to monitor terror threats over July 4 holiday”
Fox affiliate WTTG-TV in Washington reported federal agencies have sent out warnings to police departments around the country:
“The FBI, Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center are all warning local law enforcement about a heightened concern involving possible terror attacks targeting the July 4th holiday.”
…”National security analysts say the warning is different and serious this year because of ISIS. They point to U.S.-based extremists who just this year launched attacks in Boston and Dallas and an arrest of a Virginia teenager for helping a friend join ISIS.”
ABC News recently reported the FBI has investigations in all fifty states to track and disrupt ISIS-inspired terror attacks:
“The FBI is in the midst of a broad campaign to disrupt potential terrorists inspired by ISIS, with several arrests expected before July 4th, law enforcement officials told ABC News.
“The latest arrest that is part of this campaign came Saturday in New York, where a college student thought al Qaeda was getting soft and “making efforts to prepare an explosive device for detonation,” according to the FBI.
“Hundreds of investigations are underway in all 50 states. Many involve suspected ISIS supporters, authorities said.”
Last summer ISIS posted a photo claiming to show a supporter displaying the ISIS flag on a cellphone in front of the White House with the message:
“we are here #America near our #target soooooooooooon :)”
Fox News posted a report online that adds the FBI is arresting ISIS supporters “as soon as possible” on lesser chahrges if need be to prevent possible terror attacks:
“Another law enforcement source told Fox the FBI’s strategy has shifted toward getting ISIS supporters off the streets as soon as possible, given that it’s hard to predict when one might go operational. This could include arresting individuals on lesser charges and then building a broader case once that person is in custody.”