CBS: Sources: U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. Monday
NEW YORK -- CBS News has learned about a potential terror threat for the day before the election.
Sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states for Monday.
It is believed New York, Texas and Virginia are all possible targets, though no specific locations are mentioned.
U.S. authorities are taking the threat seriously, though the sources stress the intelligence is still being assessed and its credibility hasn’t been confirmed. Counterterrorism officials were alerted to the threat out of abundance of caution.
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Update: Al Qaeda Attack Ahead Of Elections? US Intelligence Warns Of Potential Terror Attack On 3 States, Report Says (IBTimes).
WNU Editor: Since 9/11 these warnings have been issued all the time before every election. And while nothing has happened in the past, it is best not to take anything for granted.