WASHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – According to ABC News, recent threats of a terror attack this Fourth of July weekend may be surfacing. The threats are yet to be confirmed, but the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are urging police departments across the nation to be on high alert.
Both agencies sent out a bulletin to 18,000 law enforcement departments across the U.S. The probable threats have appeared to be related to the terror group known as ISIS.
Chairman of the House Counterterriosism and Intelligence subcommittee told ABC News, “There’s great concern. I would say there’s probably more concern now than any time since September 11th.”
King continues by saying that the recent terror attack overseas, such as Tunisia, give officials reason to believe ISIS has the ability to pursue another attack on U.S. grounds.
The Chairman says that the terror group has been incomparable when it comes to their ability to reach and recruit to their organizations. The groups’ usage of social media to entice people to support the terror group is unprecedented.
Representative Michael McCaul, Homeland Security Committee Chairman, says to enjoy the Fourth of July parades, but remain vigilant during the weekend celebrations.