TBI debunks social media rumors of Black Friday attack
As rumors began to grow on social media, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation took to Facebook to address those of 'credible' threats for a terrorist attack planned for Black Friday.
You may have seen such a post on social media regarding potential attacks on Black Friday. The post says the TBI has been contacting first responders and warning them about an attack planned for Black Friday.
The TBI posted on their Facebook page:
We have been made aware that there are some individuals posting information on Facebook, indicating that TBI is calling all police, fire and first responder services in Tennessee to alert them to a credible threat planned for black Friday in Tennessee.
PLEASE BE AWARE that this information DID NOT originate from TBI, nor are Agents from TBI making such calls.
While it is always a good idea to remain aware of your surroundings wherever you are, these reports on social media indicating calls are being made to law enforcement to inform them of a credible terrorist threat are unfounded and are not coming from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.