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FBI Warns About Potential Terrorist Attack on Thanksgiving

Travelers Today       By    Nicole Ynayan

Updated: Nov 21, 2016 04:10 AM EST

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued warnings of possible terrorist threats surrounding the holiday season. Although there has been no report of a specific target or direct terrorism intents, the FBI has urged citizens to maintain awareness.

US local law enforcement agencies will be working on overdrive during Thanksgiving and the Inauguration due to the various terrorist risks around the country. Potential targets such as crowded shopping centers, large public events and crowded venues will be put under additional security over the holidays.

According to CBS News, specific areas in Washington and Northern Virginia have been identified as "target-rich".  This warning is the product of government research and activity found in the al Qaeda's "Inspire Magazine".

In addition, research into a similar ISIS publication has moved the New York Police Department to identify the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade as a potential target. The NYPD is expected to raise visibility and security during the upcoming holiday event.

In a report by Fox 25 Boston, it was noted that no specific threats have been placed onto the Boston area. However, official state that law enforcement will remain vigilant despite the lack of posed danger. This will be done to avoid any public casualties due to unannounced threats and possible attacks.

Warnings have been issued towards attacks similar to the terrorist activity that occurred in places such as Paris and Florida. As such, the FBI has issued warnings that include tactics such as Guns, IEDs, and IED-equipped drones. The unlicensed carrying of such items is strictly forbidden, especially in highly populated areas.

The FBI has also urged the public to immediately report any observed suspicious behavior. The bureau has stated that suspicious indicators include: isolation, lifestyle changes, lone-wolf activity and increased use of encrypted communication.

Due to the rise in tourism and civilian exposure during crowded events, raised awareness for terrorist threats is common, particularly around holiday events. However, officials have insisted that there is no need for panic or emergency. 

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