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BPD: WNY not a part of recent terror threat

Posted at 10:44 PM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 23:23:03-04

Joint terrorism task forces have been warned of possible pre-Election Day al-Qaeda attacks in the U.S. on Monday.

The Associated Press reported Friday that the FBI and New York Police Department were "assessing the credibility" of attack threats.

The states of New York, Texas and Virginia are believed to be targeted in the threats, according to reports from the Associated Press, CBS News and the New York Post. No specific cities or locations were apparently mentioned. CBS News first reported the news of the threat, citing anonymous sources. 

The credibility of the threat yet has not been confirmed, but authorities are taking the threat seriously. according to CBS News.

“I spoke with the FBI today at length. There are no credible threats to this area. However our officers will be on alert and we will monitor the situation as the time gets closer,” said BPD Commissioner Daniel Derenda.