AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - U.S.Intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces this morning that Al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states, according to CBS News.
The potential threat is said to be scheduled for Monday of next week, just one day before the presidential election.
CBS News reports New York, Texas, and Virginia are all possible targets though no specific locations were mentioned.
The Texas Department of Public Safety issued the following statement:
Texas Governor Greg Abbott also said his office was working with law enforcement to monitor the credibility of this morning's report, but said Texans should "go about their daily lives as usual."
"The State of Texas will continue to do everything it can to ensure the safety and security of its citizens," Abbott said.
According to the original report by CBS, local authorities were alerted earlier this week that polling places could be seen as attractive options for attackers.