Topics

London Heathrow Airport

Pro-ISIS group threatens LAX attack; security on alert, but officials question credibility of threat

Pro-ISIS group threatens LAX attack; security on alert, but officials question credibility of threat

A pro-Islamic State group’s Twitter account was used to make threats against Los Angeles International Airport and two other world airports. But law enforcement sources said they have no specific intelligence that deems the threat credible.

The account identified and publicized by the SITE Intelligence Group warns of threatened attacks on planes “flying from (London’s) Heathrow (Airport) to the US” during the July 4 holiday weekend and warned  that “there will be a device placed in either Heathrow, LAX or JFK Airports.

SITE is a nongovernmental intelligence organization that tracked terrorism intelligence for nearly two...

68°