Concerns Rise of ISIS-Inspired Attack in U.S. as July 4 Nears
New York City police officers stand guard outside the Armed Forces recruitment center in New York’s Times Square, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. In the wake of the Paris terror attacks in early January, New York’s Police Department is quietly expanding training for what it sees as the latest terror threat — teams of “active shooters” who arm themselves with high-powered rifles and open fire. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
U.S. intelligence and law enforcement authorities share a growing concern of an ISIS-inspired attack in the country through the July 4 weekend, sources told NBC News.
The threat “is based on both intelligence and analysis,” the intelligence and law enforcement sources said, declining to go into detail.
The analysis of the threat is based in part on the “new normal” of ISIS planning, which uses social media to encourage followers worldwide to attack on both small and large scales.