Officials from the Department of Homeland Security are concerned about an increase of domestic terrorism and violence as Independence Day approaches, warning that “violent extremists might seek to exploit easing COVID-19 restrictions, increased access to mass gatherings, and possible changes in levels of violence during the summer months to conduct attacks against a range of potential targets with little or no warning.”
With pandemic orders coming to an end, officials pointed to extremists sharing downloadable links to a publication discussing targeting mass gatherings, critical infrastructure, and law enforcement officers.
“It’s a very volatile moment and it’s about to be a more target-rich environment….In a sense, we have the perfect storm.”
DHS urges the public not to panic, but if you see something, say something.
ABC has the story.