NEW YORK — Joint terrorism task forces have been alerted of a possible al Qaeda terrorist attack on Monday, according to reports by CBS News and Time.
According to the reports, intelligence agencies believe New York, Texas and Virginia are possible targets, though no specific locations are mentioned.
Both the New York Police Department and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed they were given information about a potential threat.
Both NYPD and Port Authority Police officers will be on alert this weekend, the departments said.
“We are aware of the information. We have been working with the FBI through the Joint Terrorism Task Force and our Counterterrorism and Intelligence Bureaus,” the New York Police Department told Time in a statement.
“We are continuing with the high level of patrols at all of our facilities that we have had in place for some time now,” said Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman.
Earlier this week, an alert warned local police of “polling places” being seen as “attractive targets” for “lone wolf”-type attacks by individuals motivated by violent extremist ideologies, sovereign citizen or other extremist activity.
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