DHS chief: No credible threat of terrorist attack in US

DHS chief: No credible threat of terrorist attack in US
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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says there is no credible intelligence regarding an impending terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

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“We have no specific credible intelligence about a threat of the Paris type directed at the homeland here,” Johnson said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.

Someone claiming to represent the hacker collective Anonymous on Saturday told the International Business Times that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may have been planning an attack on a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) event in Atlanta.

But a Twitter account closely associated with Anonymous disavowed the “rumors.”

WWE and the Philips Arena, the venue of the event, said in a joint statement on Saturday that law enforcement agencies have not been able to substantiate the threat.

Johnson encouraged Americans not to be scared into hiding by the terrorist attacks in Paris earlier this month.

“But in general, with this holiday season coming up, we want the public to continue to go to public events, celebrate the holiday season, travel, be with their families and the like and to know that law enforcement, our intelligence community, our national security officials are on the job overtime,” he said.

“There’s also a role for the public to play, too, Chuck, which is if you see something, say something,” he added. “That’s got to be more of a slogan.”