BOSTON (CBS) — As the holiday bustle picks up, so does law enforcement awareness.

Sources tell CBS News the FBI is alerting police across the country about a potential terrorist attack around Thanksgiving.

It specifically warns of homegrown terrorists. Potential targets? Shopping malls, special events, crowded venues–locations in Washington, D.C. and Virginia described as target-rich zones. ISIS’s magazine called New York City’s Macy’s Parade an excellent target.

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And potential tactics could include guns, IEDs, or drones equipped with IEDs.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says there is no specific threat to the Boston area, but it’s good to stay on your toes.

“We’re going to have more visibility out on the streets,” Walsh told WBZ-TV Friday. “People are going to see more police officers out there. You know, even during the holiday season, the shopping, we try to put more visibility out there.”

Comments (81)
  1. Suke Madique says:

    Thanks for continuously scaring people by warning them about terrorists trying to scare us.

    1. They’re just reporting the news. Nothing to be afraid about. Marty Walsh will keep you safe.

    2. Go to your safe space. We’ll send in some Play-doh and coloring books.

    3. Annie Hagan says:

      You need an article to keep you on alert? Another Hillary Clinton supporter. Thanks for electing Obama, at least he closed the Continental gap. Now, terrorists don’t even need to travel.

    1. i live in kansas and we have constitutional carry and as an oathkeeper i usually deep conceal even in gun free zones.i will be very glad when trump abolishes all gun free zones nationwide.btw i usually carry concealed when in public no sense causing some teenybopper any stress.

  2. lgvenable says:

    all he more reason to have your concealed carry,Here in Oklahoma, we strap on open carry. Its amazing well folks act, especially after you see them looking at your gun

    1. An armed society is a polite society.

  3. Suibne Geilt says:

    Part of Obama’s Dreamers programs…’s time to hug a bomber.

  4. Brian Kelly says:

    Stay on your toes, he says. Be alert and carry extra magazines, says I.

  5. Avoid gun free, victim rich environments. Maybe these Progressive establishments will go out of business.

  6. Gary Sanders says:

    Just pass a national open carry law. Then everyone can defend themselves.

  7. Joe Justice says:

    Obama built that along with the rest of the Democratic party.

  8. voodoodaddy1 says:

    New hollow points for the Glock 22……..and an Alien Gear holster I love are ready for the Thanksgiving holiday.

  9. Tomas Cruz says:

    Didn’t they warn us about attacks on election day? Geez

  10. Thank you for my mainstream media daily dose of FEAR PORN. Since the FBI put out the warning, then it must be true and now I can EXPECT a FALSE FLAG EVENT to whip the masses into giving up more of their rights and freedoms.
    Wake up folks – it’s all a big game.

  11. Here in the People’s Republic of Maryland you have to beg the state for permission to exercise your 2nd amendment right and less than 1% of the population has a wear and carry permit. I’ve vowed that if any of my family members get hurt by undesirables that liberals have allowed into my country I will hunt the family members of the liberals…

  12. Let’s hope that if such an attack does take place, it takes place in Boston or some other post-American liberal city that overwhelming supported Comrade Hillary. After all, Comrade Hillary all but guaranteed more terror attacks with her open borders policies. It’s the only way they’ll learn.

  13. This is just preemptory CYA . “Hey watch out for terrorism” What geniuses.

  14. The government likes to hand out these announcements every year at about this time. Always around holidays. Always the so-called “threats” are not specific. I don’t buy it. Sorry, FBI, I don’t believe you. Never have. Never will. Especially after your deliberate failure to #ProsecuteHillary.

  15. Fred Ducque says:

    This is the stupidest “warnings” that one could imagine. We really need to fire a lot of these “terrorism experts”.

    Hey Mayor! If there is a real danger, how about easing your concealed weapons permit requirements for law abiding residents?

  16. I’m more afraid of those punks who booed Mike Pence at “Hamilton.” These are the true extremists, the desperate, the hysterical Left. They are much more dangerous, totally intolerant bigots. The Left loons are the ones we need to worry about.

  17. Fred Vicente says:

    THANK YOU OBAMA AND HILLARY for letting in hundreds of thousands of these potential terrorists into our towns and cities. Any Democrat that voted for Obama and Hillary are traitors and should be held responsible for any attacks that happen.

  18. I wonder if this is ISIS or despondents (aka “Hillary supporters”).

  19. Sancho Panza says:

    Is like the precautions on Election Day?

  20. We have just as much to fear from the liberal left wing of the democrat party as we do from Muslim terrorists,they are holding back and letting our home grown terrorists do their dirty work for them,dont think for one second they aren’t supplying aid and comfort to our enemy’s from inside our own country. When your enemy is hurting himself help him along.

  21. John Hill says:

    Ya know since they hate law and order president elect Trump and can dis our VP elect in NY, can’t say radical Islamic terrorists, and won’t cooperate with Federal Immigration agencies, I think we should cut loose all the sanctuary cities and let them fend for themselves.

  22. Lou Anthony says:

    Anyone want to bet that o-blame-a, the dems and the MSM are already preparing their rants that if there is a terror attack on Thanksgiving, it will be the fault of Trump and his hateful speech. There’s nothing like presenting a unified front against terrorists who are coming here to destroy America.

  23. Tim Lynch says:

    The FBI has a counter terrorism track record that could not be worse even if they were trying to be incompetent. Ignoring the 9/11 terrorist who was getting simulator time just flying to missing every terrorist attack in the USA since (the FBI knew about or interviewed all the perpetrators and let them go) to outlining a clear criminal case against Clinton and then saying it wasn’t a criminal case because of intent. Who in their right mind gives a damn what the FBI thinks? They should go into the dust bin of history where they belong in hopes the Republic could have a real federal law enforcement agency in their place.

  24. Like the FBI can be trusted to warn anything about anyone. They can’t even identify a career criminal when they have enough evidence to put her away for a long time..What a joke..

  25. Dan Sutton says:

    Yep, they have great “target rich zones” in the cities they mentioned. Citizens aren’t allowed to carry a weapon. Hell, in NY you can’t even carry a decent knife!

    So expect the muslime “demonstrations” (they’re just expressing their rage over Trump) to take place in those “gun free zones”.

  26. John Folger says:

    stop bush clinton cia nwo,,an isis will go away

  27. Why don’t we keep the borders wide open and bring Islamic “migrants” into the country? What could go wrong?

  28. With Loretta Lynch so concerned about Jeff Sessions’ nomination to AG, who will reveal all the illegalities perpetrated by her and Obama, she has no time for terrorism (nor did she ever), she is too concerned about saving hers and Obama’s hides from what will take place if Sessions reveals what she has been doing and charging the American taxpayer for it.

  29. Ja Busse says:

    Just follow clinton money to find a domestic terrorist. Clinters..

  30. Vox Veritas says:

    FBI warning?

    As credible as James Comey telling us an unindicted felon is unindictable.

  31. How I read this is, they know of a threat, but can’t say what it is without warning the individual or cell. So a blanket warning is a CYA for them if they fail to stop it.

  32. OMG…is this like the “Terrorist threat in Texas, et al” the day before election day? Seriously, how many times has this happened? Do these people think that we are stupid? Are they stopping the threats…oh but wait, there is “No specific” threat (AKA no intelligence, probably just an uptick in chatter).

  33. David Alster says:

    Fear the Monkeys….17 dead……TRIPOLI (Reuters) – At least 16 people died and 50 were wounded in Libya in four days of clashes between rival factions in the southern city of Sabha, a health official said on Sunday.

    According to residents and local reports, the latest bout of violence erupted between two tribes after an incident in which a monkey that belonged to a shopkeeper from the Gaddadfa tribe attacked a group of schoolgirls who were passing by.

    The monkey pulled off one of the girls’ head scarf, leading men from the Awlad Suleiman tribe to retaliate by killing three people from the Gaddadfa tribe as well as the monkey, according to a resident who spoke to Reuters.

  34. Monday: Wolf!
    Tuesday: Wolf!
    Wednesday: WOLF!!
    Thursday: Wolf!
    Friday: Wolf!
    Saturday: WE SAID WOLF!
    Sunday: Wolf!

    and repeat.

  35. So…we’re being told that 8 Trillion of our tax Dollars worth of NSA surveillance and spy satellites, TSA, DHS, CIA, FBI, Pentagon, DOD and military industrial complex are all abject failures and impotent at following their own default protocols to keep America safe, Remember that on your way to H & R Block in a few months.

  36. Hiram Floss says:

    I predict that any attack(s) that do occur will happen in democratically run, gun free zone “success story” cities because they’re SOOO successful at stopping crime….

  37. Zachary Reed says:

    Homegrown terrorists? You mean angry Dems? Those are about the only homegrown terrorists still at it this month. Don’t worry, I bet they’re all busy rioting or crying still.

  38. blorjr says:

    If their is an attack the libs will say its Trumps fault even though the hag said isis wanted Trump to win.

  39. Good. The more unarmed urban liberals that die, the better.
    Go get ’em, ISIS

  40. Terror Attacks? Old news. We see videos every year of American citizens terrorizing each other to save a buck from Walmarts every year, lol.

    If they want it and you got it, they’ll get it.

    Didn’t they kill someone last year at a WM?

  41. The attacks will come from LA Raza,Black Lives Matters,Moveon.Org,The Southern Poverty Law Center ,The American Communist Party,and all brain dead college snowflakes wanting to steal the presidency

  42. Left wing terrorists just stuck again, a police officer was just murdered in Dallas. They have been attacking police and people they think supported Trump. Police can not protect us. This is what the 2nd Amendment was meant for. Gun grabbers I feel sorry for you, repent and become gun owners while you can.

  43. I believe these events are conspired by the military industrial complex and our government. If I was a terrorist I wouldn’t be going after the public. I would be going after Washington and our military. This is how they try to keep us all in line making us think the way they want us to think.

  44. Lee Ellak says:

    I’m puzzled. With lax border security, how is it that our government is worried about ‘home-grown terrorists ‘ and not ISIS terrorists stealing across our poorly protected borders?

  45. Carol Rogers says:

    Still sorry Hillary didn’t win she would have brought more into the country.