_Authorities Warn Of Possible July 4 Terrorist Attack

Authorities are warning the nation of a possible terrorist attack around the July 4th holiday. U.S. law enforcement officials believe that the Islamist terrorist threat is the highest in years. Read more on the story and check out the video after the jump!

The officials have raised concern about possible attacks near the July 4th holiday and the upcoming visit of Pope Francis. The Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center issued a joint intelligence bulletin to law enforcement across the U.S. The issued joint intelligence bulletin does not warn of any known active plots, it is a general warning of heightened threats. The bulletin says that “extremists could launch attacks tied to Independence Day or in reaction to perceived defamation of the Prophet Mohammed.”

The FBI and the Justice Department’s national security division have moved very aggressively recently to arrest and charge extremists who are thought to be plotting attacks or supporting groups such as ISIS. The FBI has also heavily increased its surveillance and monitoring of possible suspects. The Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson also issued a statement in response to the attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, by saying “Particularly with the upcoming July 4th holiday here in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI continue to communicate with state and local law enforcement about what we know and see…”We are encouraging all law enforcement to be vigilant and prepared…We will also adjust security measures, seen and unseen, as necessary to protect the American people.”

Check out the video about the possible terrorist attack around July 4th below!

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