The FBI is investigating a perceived threat from ISIS that may take place during the WWE Survivor Series event in Atlanta on November 22. The threat was revealed by Anonymous, the hacktivist group that has vowed to take ISIS down.
The WWE Survivor Series is set to take place at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday, November 22, and Anonymous has claimed that ISIS has threatened the arena, as well as several other unnamed venues, as the location of their next target. Though the FBI does not “have specific or credible information” that an attack may be planned, they’re taking the threat very seriously.
“The FBI is aware of reports of an alleged threat that includes an Atlanta, Georgia venue and event. While we take all threats seriously, we do not have specific or credible information of an attack at this time. We have, however, made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law enforcement and private sector partners to keep our community safe,” the FBI told local Atlanta news station WSB-TV in a statement.
Anonymous released a report on November 21 filled with information they had gained during their campaign to gather ISIS intel, launched the day after the devastating Paris attacks. According to their statement, ISIS has made threats to attack several sites around the world on November 22, along with the one on the WWE center, but those attacks have not been confirmed.
Though the threat has been made known, the WWE is not letting it shut down the match, which begins at 7:30pm EST. “WWE Survivor Series is currently scheduled as planned while we investigate the matter with federal, state and local authorities,” the organization said in a statement.
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