U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. before election on Monday

CBS News

Last Updated Nov 4, 2016 7:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK —  CBS News has learned about a potential terror threat for the day before the election.

Sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states for Monday.

It is believed New York, Texas and Virginia are all possible targets, though no specific locations are mentioned.

U.S. authorities are taking the threat seriously, though the sources stress the intelligence is still being assessed and its credibility hasn’t been confirmed. Counterterrorism officials were alerted to the threat out of abundance of caution.

A senior FBI official told CBS News, “The counterterrorism and homeland security communities remain vigilant and well-postured to defend against attacks here in the United States.  The FBI, working with our federal, state and local counterparts, shares and assesses intelligence on a daily basis and will continue to work closely with law enforcement and intelligence community partners to identify and disrupt any potential threat to public safety.”

Intelligence about potential threats always increases during holiday seasons and when big events are approaching.

As Election Day nears, federal law enforcement is planning for several worst-case scenarios.

Earlier this week, an alert warned local police of “polling places” being seen as “attractive targets” for “lone wolf”-type attacks by individuals motivated by violent extremist ideologies, sovereign citizen or other extremist activity.

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2 Responses to “U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. before election on Monday”

  1. Brittius Says:

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday. If nothing is worked out by federal authorities, then we must look at why, Monday, November 7th is a targeting date, with the presidential election only one day later. That would possibly have the signature of supporting authority on al-Qaeda, which came be interpreted as, Obama, Saudi Arabia, Hillary, Soros. States named, New York, Texas, and Virginia, would be enough that if low voter turnout resulted, the election could be thrown, out and away from Trump.

    I will be armed. Many others will also be armed. Report of a terror attack and 72 hours to work on it, if anything happens, the buck stops at the Oval Office for answers as to why America was knowingly attacked. The foreigners can then all, be deported if not citizens.

  2. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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