Terrorist Threats Cause Tension At Local Malls

CBS Baltimore

TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — A terrorist group’s YouTube video creates alarm and heightened security after threatening attacks at America’s shopping malls.

Derek Valcourt has details on the video threat and the concerns it’s raising.

Intelligence officials remain skeptical this terrorist group could actually carry out the attacks but still malls across the country and shoppers are asked to stay vigilant.

Safety lockdown drills were held Monday at Minnesota’s Mall of America just days after West African terror group Al Shabab released a video calling on Muslims to attack that shopping center and others in the US and Canada. FBI officials are now working with mall owners nationwide to boost security.

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“If anyone has go to to go to the Mall of America today, they’ve got to be particularly careful,” said Jeh Johnson, Homeland Security secretary.

Al Shabab is an al-Qaeda linked group that claimed responsibility…

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