Sartell Police Respond To Online ISIS Threat Rumor
A Facebook and Twitter post has been circulating on the internet about a possible ISIS attack for our area. The Sartell Police Department posted their response to the rumor on their Facebook page today.
"Some of you may have recently seen what was posted on Facebook or was Tweeted earlier this week. We have looked into this matter and have spoken to several individuals who had this information told to them second and third hand. None of this information about the mentioned locations can be confirmed by our department and in checking with state law enforcement officials, they have not heard of any specific threats to the areas mentioned either.
With that said, it is always important to report suspicious activity to your local law enforcement agency and we appreciate all of those who contacted our department after seeing what was posted in regard to threats against areas around our community and the state.
For more information on the See Something Say Something efforts, please go to this link. http://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something."
Meanwhile, the Associated Press is reporting that the State Department is warning Americans to be safe when traveling this holiday;
The State Department is alerting Americans to the possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats around the world...U.S. citizens are advised to be vigilant in public places and on transportation and avoid large crowds, including holiday events or festivals."
So, for our area it's just a rumor--proof that you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet. But, at the same time like the police stated, it's important to be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious activity of any kind.