U.S. law enforcement officials were warned Friday of a possible plot by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
Officials say information about the plot against U.S. military and law enforcement facilities and personnel came from chatter from known ISIS associates overseas who specifically mentioned California. They were continuing to attempt to inspire lone wolf attacks in the United States.
U.S. officials have not identified any individuals linked to the plot within the country, and none of these threats are new.
U.S. intelligence officials pointed to the recent arrests of a 14-year-old in the U.K. and other youths in Australia as examples of why they were concerned.
In January, the New York Police Department was alerted to a new threat by ISIS. In a video, ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al Adnani specifically mentioned the U.S., France, Australia and Canada as targets. His message was consistent with a previous one from him calling for attacks on police officers, soldiers, intelligence officers and government employees.