In an article from the newest edition of the Islamic State “Rumiyah” magazine, ISIS suggests that the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade would be “an excellent target” for a terrorist attack. It then goes on to describe how such an attack would be carried out by a lone wolf operative, discussing “preparation and planning.”
This November 24 will be the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade runs right down the center of Manhattan.
In the article, ISIS makes suggestions about how to implement a VBIED, or vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, attack. It then also suggests to the would-be jihadist to have a secondary weapon.
Last year, ISIS made a similar threat against the parade. Following last year’s November 13 Paris Attack by ISIS, Police Commissioner William Bratton told Fox News that they were preparing for a suicide attack on the parade.
There has not been any official statement from the government about a 2016 threat on the parade yet. However, ISIS has threatened other upcoming events. Late last month, TMZ reported that the details about this year’s Victoria’ Secret Fashion Show in Paris were being kept secret, including location, due to a terrorist threat.
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