Suspicious Activity: If You See Something, Say Something
You may have seen media reports about U.S. officials investigating a possible al-Qaeda plot to detonate a vehicle-borne bomb in Washington or New York City around Sunday’s 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reminds us that we remain at a heightened state of vigilance and security measures are in place to detect and prevent plots against the United States should they emerge.
The Department of Homeland Security released this statement:
“As we know from the intelligence gathered from the Osama bin Laden raid, al Qaeda has shown an interest in important dates and anniversaries, such as 9/11. In this instance, it’s accurate that there is specific, credible but unconfirmed threat information. As we always do before important dates like the anniversary of 9/11, we will undoubtedly get more reporting in the coming days. Sometimes this reporting is credible and warrants intense focus, other times it lacks credibility and is highly unlikely to be reflective of real plots underway. Regardless, we take all threat reporting seriously, and we have taken, and will continue to take all steps necessary to mitigate any threats that arise. We continue to ask the American people to remain vigilant as we head into the weekend.”
There are ways to assist in preventing future acts of terrorism. The “See Something Say Something” effort raises public awareness of indicators of terrorism, crime, and other threats and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper transportation and law enforcement authorities. Remember that the suspicious activity does not need to be criminal in nature to report it.
If you see something, then say something by calling 1-877-482-8477.