FBI, NYPD assess possible Al-Qaeda threat on US election eve

UPDATE: The FBI and New York City Police Department held a press conference on Monday regarding the threats of possible Al-Qaeda attacks on the eve of Election Day.
 
 
 
Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement following reports of a potential terror threat in Texas:

“My office is working with law enforcement officials and we are continuing to monitor the situation in close coordination with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Texans should go about their daily lives as usual, but remain vigilant over the next several days and report any suspicious activity to state or local law enforcement. The State of Texas will continue to do everything it can to ensure the safety and security of its citizens.”

 


 
 
 
NEW YORK (AP) -- The FBI and New York Police Department say they are assessing the credibility of information they received of a possible al-Qaida terror attack against the U.S. on the eve of Election Day.
 
Officials say Friday that counterterrorism investigators are reviewing the information that mentioned New York, Texas and Virginia as potential targets.
 
It wasn't immediately clear how the intelligence came to investigators' attention.  An NYPD spokesman says in a statement the information "lacks specificity."
 
In a statement, the FBI said it was working closely with law enforcement agencies and sharing intelligence reports.
 
Officials say they regularly assess all possible security threats ahead of major events.
 
CBS News first reported of the potential threat.
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