DHS Issues National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin

February 8, 2021

The bulletin warns cities and other localities of a credible threat of terrorism against the United States for the next several weeks.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a threat bulletin on Jan. 27, warning of the ongoing potential for domestic terrorism due to the heightened threat environment across the United States following the presidential inauguration.

DHS has credible information that ideologically motivated extremists could continue to incite or commit violence, including violence against critical infrastructure. The threat bulletin is set to expire on April 30.

The threat bulletin contains nothing specific to Minnesota, but it encourages local homeland security partners to continue prioritizing physical security measures, particularly around government facilities, to protect people and critical infrastructure. The bulletin notes that in recent months, motivated by a range of issues, “domestic violent extremists” have plotted and carried out attacks on government facilities.

“Communities are strongest when they are not divided: Strengthen your community by standing together against violence,” reads the bulletin.

DHS encourages the public to report suspicious activity and threats of violence, including online activity, to local law enforcement, the FBI Field Offices, or the Minnesota Fusion Center.

Read the National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin

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