FBI and NYPD warn that ISIS might be targeting the NYC marathon this weekend as a vengeance for the US raid that killed leader al-Baghdadi when sympathizers post propaganda online calling for attacks in New York
- US authorities have warned that ISIS could focus on the New York City Marathon on Sunday in the aftermath of the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdad
- The FBI, NYPD and Homeland Security issued a joint threat analysis for the coming marathon on Friday – prior to Baghdad's death.
- Warning specifically mentioned ISIS and detailed how sympathizers have posted recent propaganda that insisted attacks in New York
- American authorities warned that sympathizers were publishing messages about stabbing spectators on the street and about people running in minibuses
- The FBI is currently investigating more than 1,000 ISIS suspects in the US alone
The FBI and NYPD warn that ISIS could attack the New York City Marathon next weekend following the murder of the leader of the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi terror group.
Authorities, including the FBI, NYPD and Homeland Security, issued a joint threat analysis for the upcoming New York City Marathon on Friday – prior to Baghdad's death.
The warning specifically mentioned the terrorist group and described how ISIS sympathizers recently posted propaganda that urged attacks in New York, ABC News reports.
The FBI and NYPD warn that ISIS could attack the New York City Marathon next weekend after the murder of the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi terrorist group
American authorities warned that sympathizers were publishing messages about stabbing spectators on the street and about people running in minibuses.
DailyMail.com has contacted the NYPD about their increased security efforts prior to the Sunday marathon, which attracts more than 50,000 runners.
The FBI is currently investigating more than 1,000 ISIS suspects in the US alone.
Despite Baghdad's death in Syria on Saturday night in the event of a US raid, authorities have warned that the militant group remains a threat, including in the US
The key to ISIS is the & # 39; kill where you are & # 39; -ethos, which encourages a wide network of followers, including those in the United States, to commit violence wherever they can.
Armed police are watching for the start of last year's New York City Marathon. The FBI and NYPD warn that ISIS could run the New York City Marathon next weekend
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died Saturday after detonating his own suicide jacket during the targeted attack on his army in the province of Idlib in Syria
That jihadist message is likely to live on, even with the death of Baghdadi.
It is that worldwide reach that makes ISIS a constant concern, also for US officials who want to protect the home country.
Baghdadi served as a direct inspiration to extremists in the United States, where several jihadists cited his name in the past five years when they committed deadly acts of violence.
Omar Mateen, the shooter who killed 49 people in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida in 2016, committed allegiance to Baghdadi in a 911 call in which he identified himself as an Islamic soldier.
Months earlier, Tashfeen Malik, who and her husband killed 14 people at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, went to Facebook after her massacre was already underway to explain her support for Baghdadi.
People look at a destroyed houses near the village of Barisha, in the Idlib province, Syria after an operation by the US Army aimed at Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi