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FBI warns of threat against Mississippi River Bridge

An attack on Mississippi River Bridge would have major economic repercussions.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday, warned officials in Tennessee and Arkansas about a potential threat made by ISIS to blow up part of the Mississippi River bridge that connects the two states. Reuters reported the warning was issued as a police bulletin. The FBI has not officially released specific details about how or when the threat was received.

Fox13 News in Memphis first reported the warning. The station reported the FBI warning saying that according to an unknown tipster, ISIS had instructed a person in Memphis to blow up the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge on an unknown date, activating ISIS terror cells across the country. The FBI discussed the threat saying there is no actionable intelligence regarding the attack however, the FBI takes every threat seriously and they always take all necessary steps to warn local authorities.

The local FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating the threat. The public have also been cautioned to be on high alert and report and suspicious activity. The threat to the Mississippi Bridge is the latest terrorist-related incursion authorities have warned about in recent months – since the US began waging war on ISIS. The public have also been cautioned to be on high alert and report and suspicious activity. READ MORE AT EXAMINER.COM

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