FBI, NYPD assess intelligence as New York, Texas and Virginia mentioned as potential targets
NeW YORK — The FBI and New York Police Department said Friday that they are assessing the credibility of information they received of a possible al-Qaeda terror attack against the US on the eve of Election Day.
Officials said 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 said in a statement that the information “lacks specificity.”
The FBI said it was working closely with law enforcement agencies and sharing intelligence reports.
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