The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday it has increased security at federal buildings across the county, citing terror threats and recent attacks in Canada and elsewhere.
The announcement was made by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who said Federal Protective Service officers are providing the increased security.
Officials said the move was a “precautionary” step and not made in response to any specific threat. But they cited last week’s violence in Canada, and Islamic State threats. Additional security will be put in place in Washington, other major U.S. cities and unnamed locations across the country.
“The reasons for this action are self-evident: the continued public calls by terrorist organizations for attacks on the homeland and elsewhere, including against law enforcement and other government officials, and the acts of violence targeted at government personnel and installations in Canada and elsewhere recently,” Johnson said in a statement. “Given world events, prudence dictates a heightened vigilance in the protection of U.S. government installations and our personnel.”
A senior U.S. official added: “The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the Nusrah Front have both publicly threatened to retaliate against the West. We are taking all necessary measures to protect U.S. interests overseas and at home.”
Johnson also said the increased security will move among locations and will be “continually re-evaluated.”
Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin contributed to this report.
5 thoughts on “DHS increases security at federal buildings over terror concerns”
I guess Benghazi wasn’t “self-evident”.
They just keep ramping up the booga booga to keep the sheeple scared and willing to give up any civil right to be safe. Sad!
“The reasons for this action are self-evident: the continued public calls by terrorist organizations for attacks on the homeland and elsewhere, including against law enforcement and other government officials, and the acts of violence targeted at government personnel and installations in Canada and elsewhere recently,” Johnson said in a statement.”
If you’re truly that concerned, talk to the Mossad/CIA terrorist tag team.
They know (read: instigate) when & where most of the attacks will be.
“DHS increases security at federal buildings over terror concerns.”
Since the DHS is the directing source of most domestic/North America terrorism, then would it be fair to say that they are afraid of their own shadow?
The DHS wouldn’t think twice about sacrificing one or more of their own in order to serve the purposes of their covert endgame agendas. Which explains why they are literally playing a game of musical chairs… each DHS Agent fears not getting a protected seat when the music stops. It’s not very comforting, rewarding, or safe to be a G-Man anymore.
That just an excuse for them to put more police everywhere. Bastards are now working inside movie theaters FOR the movie theater company rather than FOR the people. The “Public” servant in uniform is now committing a conflict of interests by working FOR a “Private” corporation and escorting them around when the managers move the money. Funny how the movie theaters can’t hire private security for that anymore.
Oh that’s right! Because we had a fake shooting at a theater in Aurora, CO, so now we have to have police in movie theaters.
Absolutely DISGUSTING!! 😡
And the dumbasses working at the theater don’t even realize the conflict of interests, bad business ethics, gross misconduct and many other violations. Once again, cops are nothing more than revenue generators and corporate security. Public servants, my ass! 😡