State and federal officials urge Americans to stay vigilant amid global tensions
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have issued this notification to advise of an ongoing issue of potential public safety concern consequent to the Hamas attacks in Israel.
The FBI and DHS are actively monitoring the situation in Israel and any implications these horrific terrorist attacks pose to the domestic threat environment.
“As with any potential threats to the United States, we will coordinate with our partners to ensure they have the resources and information necessary to keep our communities safe,” said the FBI. “While we continue to collect and analyze intelligence from a variety of sources, we do not currently have specific intelligence reflecting additional attack planning against the United States stemming from the HAMAS attacks.”
Call 911 to report emergencies, including imminent threats to life.
In addition to the FBI and DHS, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is working with local partners and federal intelligence agencies on heightened public safety measures in light of the recent attacks against Israel.
At this time, DPS is not aware of any specific and credible threats to Texas. However, the department does have concerns the current conflict could inspire homegrown violent extremists and foreign terrorist organizations operating in the United States to target the Jewish community and institutions associated with Israel outside of the Middle East.
The department encourages Texans to remain vigilant at all times and report any suspicious activity via iWatchTexas. The iWatchTexas program is a critical resource for reporting suspicious activity in communities across the state in order to help prevent dangerous attacks. Tips can be reported via the website, the free iOS or Android mobile app or by calling 844-643-2251. All reports are confidential.