Al Qaeda is reportedly planning for terror attacks ahead of the Election Day on November 8 in the US with targets likely to be New York City, Texas and Virginia.
Local law enforcement departments in the regions have been alerted by warning from the US federal officials about possible terror attacks on Monday, a day before the presidential elections.
The US media has reported that some of the federal agencies had sent bulletins about unspecified terror attacks to local and state officials. However, the threat has been marked at a low level so far.
In a statement, the New York City Police Department said that it was aware of the information and working with intelligence agencies as well as the Joint Terrorism Task Force on the new threat.
While officials are treating the new threat as something that is normal, the fact that it is timed with the elections has got them to be more alert although the specifics of the inputs have been weak.
The new threat is also being looked at a dummy one with the Al Qaeda not that strong enough to carry out something deadly like in the September 11, 2001 attacks. However, there is a possibility that the terror group which was once led by Osama bin Laden, is hoping to inspire some of the Muslims living in the US to do something on their attack to shake the country during election time.
The US Presidential Elections is all about to reach a climax after days of heated arguments and charges between the nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.