Sources: FBI warns Fishers family of potential ISIS threat
FISHERS, Ind.– Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reportedly went to a home in Fishers on Friday to inform a family of a possible terrorist threat.
Sources tell CBS4 the FBI informed the family they may be on a list of potential ISIS targets. Fishers police confirmed they were aware of the FBI visit.
An FBI spokesperson issued the following statement to CBS4:
“The FBI routinely notifies individuals and organizations of potential threat information. We perform these notifications so potential victims are aware of possible threats and take appropriate steps. The FBI will continue to work closely with federal, state, and local partners to keep the public informed of potential threats.”
Specific information, such as the neighborhood the family lives in and nature of the threat, were not released.
Less than two weeks ago, in a separate investigation, 18-year-old Akram Musleh was arrested on federal terrorism charges in Indianapolis. The Brownsburg teen allegedly wanted to join ISIS and had online conversations about planning an attack.
The FBI reminds Hoosiers to pay close attention to their surroundings at all times, protect personal information and call police immediate if you see something suspicious.