FBI Issues High Terror Alert For 4th Of July Weekend


The 4th of July weekend is officially underway.  Coast to coast, police departments are heightening security to keep people safe for their big holiday plans.

But just this week, the FBI issued a high terror alert, saying supporters of ISIS could be planning attacks.

“We’re in Greenville, which really is probably worse because we think nothing would happen here but you have to be cautious,” said Bonnie Evatt who plans on going to Red, White, and Blue with her family on Saturday.

Officials we talked to say they haven’t received any specific threats, but the concern is still there.

In May, a Carolina man was sentenced to 20 years after trying to join ISIS.

Just last week, a 19 year-old from North Carolina was arrested after detectives said he had strong support for the terror group and plotted to kill a 1,000 people.

“Everybody thinks about what’s going to happen. It takes away all of the things that you really want to love and enjoy,” said Lynn Crawe.

Officials encourage you to enjoy the sights this weekend but say it’s also important to be on high alert and immediately inform law enforcement if you see anything suspicious.

Throughout the country, officials say 50 people have been arrested to ties with ISIS in the last year.

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