FBI Setting Up Command Centers Nationwide To Monitor Terror Threats For 4th Of July- Urges Americans To "Remain Vigilant"
June 30, 2015
The FBI is setting up command centers across the nation to monitor terror threats for the Fourth of July
Command centers will be at all 56 FBI field offices across the country
Local, state and federal law enforcement officers will report any information on threats to officials at these centers who will then decide how to respond
The FBI says there is currently no specific, credible threat but Americans have nonetheless been warned to remain vigilant
Another law enforcement source told Fox that the FBI has even been working to take known sympathizers for groups like ISIS off the streets of America before the symbolic holiday.
That could mean arresting these alleged sympathizers on U.S. soil on lesser charges and building a broader case while they are temporarily in custody over the holiday weekend.
The FBI is specifically concerned about targets like shopping malls - where there are large groups of people but relatively little security.
He also said that ISIS was no longer a regionalized threat but a global one.
‘I am extremely concerned that Syrian and ISIS recruiters can use the internet at lightning speeds to recruit followers in the United States, with thousands of followers in the United States, and then activate them to do whatever they want to do,' he said, during an appearance on Fox News Sunday.
‘Whether it's military installations, law enforcement or possibly a Fourth of July event parade.'