Friday, October 14, 2016

Homeland Security Updates

Homeland Security Advisory System
Current Threat Level Announcements

September 17, 2016
Officials probe bombings, stabbings in three U.S. cities in a 12-hour span
Seaside Park, NJ - a pipe bomb exploded inside a plastic garbage can in New Jersey’s Seaside Park at 9:30 a.m.
New York City, NY - a bomb detonated on West 23rd St. in Manhattan at 8:30 p.m., injuring 29.
St. Cloud, Minnesota - knife-wielding man injured eight people at a mall in central Minnesota Saturday evening.
Update Sept. 19: Suspect Ahmad Rahami nabbed in N.Y./N.J. area bombings.
July 22, 2016
9 Dead in Shooting Rampage in Munich, Terror Attack Suspected
Munich, Germany - (Updated July 22, at 10:00 p.m EST) Nine people were killed and 21 others hurt Friday in a shooting rampage at a busy shopping district in Munich. Police searched for attackers, found a man who had killed himself and concluded he was the only gunman, the police chief said. The unidentified gunman was an 18-year-old German-Iranian who had lived in Munich for more than two years, Chief Hubertus Andrae told reporters. No group has claimed responsibility and police have not provided a motive. Authorities said children were among the casualties.
July 14, 2016
Truck Plows Into Crowd in France on Bastille Day
Nice, France - (Updated July 15, at 3:20 p.m EST) At least 84 people dead, 202 injured, of the 52 people in critical condition, 25 remained on life support. Driver fired on crowd in and exchanged gunfire with police, drive shot dead. Truck was loaded with arms and explosives. France has been under a State of National Emergency since the attacks on Paris last November that claimed the lives of nearly 150 people. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the crash, although ISIL and Al Qaeda have been previously linked to terror attacks using vehicles.
June 28, 2016
Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Attack, Suspected ISIS Terror Attack
Istanbul, Turkey - 41 dead, 130 injured, as gunshots, screams and explosions pierced the air Tuesday at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, as three terrorists armed with bombs and guns attacked passengers at one of the world's busiest travel spots.
June 12, 2016
Gunman Killed 49 People And Injured 53 Others Inside Orlando Nightclub
Orlando Florida USA - The assailant was Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old American was killed by Orlando police after a three-hour standoff. Mateen swore allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The FBI classified the attack as an act of "domestic terrorism" motivated by "Islamic leanings". Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman, the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in U.S. history, and the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S. since the September 11 attacks in 2001.
March 27, 2016
Taliban's Easter Sunday Bombing Targets Christian in Pakistan
Islamabad, Pakistan - A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on Easter Sunday, that intentionally targeted Christians. The suicide blast in the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore killed at least 67 people and more than 300 others were injured.
March 22, 2016
Brussels Raises Terrorism Threat To Its Highest Level
A series of deadly terrorist attacks struck Brussels on Tuesday, with two explosions at the city’s main international airport and a third in a subway station at the heart of the city, near the headquarters complex of the European Union.