Homeland Security Urges Public Vigilance for 9/11 Anniversary


Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano released a statement today that urges Americans to keep their eyes peeled for suspicious activity heading into this weekend, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Simply put, if you see something, say something. We take all threat reporting, including the recent specific, credible but unconfirmed threat information, seriously. We continue to be in close contact with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners to ensure that all steps necessary to mitigate any threats are taken. Our security posture includes a number of measures both seen and unseen and we will continue to respond appropriately to protect the American people from an evolving threat picture both in the coming days and beyond. Homeland security is a shared responsibility, and everyone plays an important role in helping to keep our communities safe and secure.

The statement comes on the heels of what was reported yesterday as a credible, but unconfirmed, threat of an attack on Sunday.