U.S. warns about possible al Qaeda attacks in Virginia, Texas, NY

The rising sun lights One World Trade as it stands over the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., The rising sun lights One World Trade as it stands over the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., November 2, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. intelligence officials have warned local authorities in New York, Texas and Virginia about possible attacks by al Qaeda on Monday, a day before the U.S. presidential election, CBS News reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources.

No specific locations were mentioned, but U.S. intelligence officials alerted joint terrorism task forces about the possible threat, CBS reported.

The FBI did not comment specifically on the report. “The counterterrorism and homeland security communities remain vigilant and well-postured to defend against attacks here in the United States,” it said in a statement on Friday.

The bureau was working closely with federal, state and local law enforcement to identify and disrupt any potential threats, it said.

Reuters could not immediately verify the report, and officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The potential for violent clashes is darkening an already rancorous presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, on top of the threat of computer hacking and fears that Russia or other state actors could spread political misinformation online or tamper with voting.

And while federal and state authorities are beefing up cyber defenses against potential electronic attacks on voting systems ahead of Election Day, others are taking additional steps to guard against possible civil unrest or violence.

Local authorities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin and Florida told Reuters they were not boosting election-related law enforcement personnel or resources above 2012 levels.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey, Doina Chiacu in Washington and Nate Raymond in New York; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

3 thoughts on “U.S. warns about possible al Qaeda attacks in Virginia, Texas, NY

  1. Obama and Clinton’s reign is OVER, PRAISE GOD! Jim Bakker went to prison and had time to study The Book of Revelations, In THE BIBLE!!!!!!! WATCH OUT UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT…whomever you pick on that wins SOULS TO GOD! Yes, he was put behind bars in prison but WOW!!! WHEN JIM CAME OUT of prison…God set the WORLD ON FIRE!!! Asia’s economy , on election night, FAILED! Well…God has the last word!!!!!!!

  2. It is soo awsome to know all work put in by Jim and Lori Bakker has been fruitful in God’s eyes! The sweep of our Nation standing WITH GOD, is BY DESIGN! When NO ONE ELSE was listening, Jim & Lori Bakker, had a PLAN…A PLAN FROM GOD! People…if you are not paying attention to Jim Bakker, after the Election Results, re-think how and why you’ve chosen to ignore this Man Of God! Obviously, Jim Bakker is plugged in straight to the Heavens!!!!!!! ARE YOU LISTENING NOW?

  3. The fact that the FBI said today that Hillary Clinton was cleared of emails on her phone just BLEW MY MIND!!!!!!! If Obama is captaining for her then he has put pressure on individuals under his command to lie for the Clinton Dynasty once again. Is his position to head up the U.N. being threatened by Christianity and Donald Trumph…or WHAT???????

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