Amerikanske etteretningskilder melder fredag kveld at al-Qaida planlegger flere terrorangrep på valgdagen 8. november. Beredskapen styrkes i New York, Texas og Virginia etter advarslene om at disse statene kan være terrormål.

“The public should expect to continue to observe an increased law enforcement and security presence across communities in public places,» an American intelligence source said.

CBS melder:

It is believed New York, Texas and Virginia are all possible targets, though no specific locations are mentioned. A U.S. law enforcement source briefed on the threat information told CBS News’ Milton that the threat is possibly legitimate and concerning.

The Port Authority i New York og New Jersey, som administrerer flyplasser, tunneler og broer rundt New York City, fortsetter med sitt forhøyede patruljeringsnivå, sier talsmann Steve Coleman.

«We are aware of the information,» the department said in a statement, adding that it was working with intelligence agencies and the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

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