Federal authorities are warning Americans that ISIS may attempt to attack the United States on the Fourth of July. While they have received no specific or credible threats, officials are saying that ISIS views Independence Day as a key target.
Fortunately, ISIS has not been able to pull off an attack on US soil yet. However, that is no guarantee that an attack won’t happen in the future.
On Friday, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a statement following the attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait, saying in part, “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 will also adjust security measures, seen and unseen, as necessary to protect the American people,” Johnson stated. “We continue to encourage all Americans to attend public events and celebrate this country during this summer season, but always remain vigilant.”
Stay safe out there!