FBI Reportedly Raises Alert Level at Field Offices After Canada Shooting
The FBI has reportedly raised its alert level today at field offices in response to the shooting earlier in Ottawa, outside the Canadian parliament:
— Pamela Brown (@PamelaBrownCNN) October 22, 2014
The FBI raised the alert level partly due to recent chatter picked up of ISIS planning attacks on the United States. Though they have yet to comment on the matter:
Has the FBI stepped up security at field offices after #Ottawa? "We aren't confirming anything at this point,” FBI tells BuzzFeed News
— E McMorris-Santoro (@EvanMcSan) October 22, 2014
NORAD has also raised its alert posture and has more planes on standby in case they’re needed.
UPDATE — 2:59 p.m. ET: Security has also been raised at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.
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