The FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center have issued a warning to local law enforcement officials to be vigilant to signs of a terror attack during Independence Day events and celebrations.
According to KUTV News, the warning came in a memo indicating that "domestic" and homegrown terrorists are more likely to use low-tech weapons such as firearms, edged weapons, and moving vehicles.
"The FBI, DHS, and NCTC remain concerned that [they] could target upcoming Independence Day celebrations, gatherings, or parades, though we are unaware of any current plots specifically targeting such events," the bulletin read.
"We note that attacks can occur with little to no warning because of the frequently lower levels of security around civilian targets, challenges in securing large crowds, and calls for attacks against soft targets.
The memo also stated, "The FBI, DHS, and NCTC are not aware of any specific, credible threats surrounding the upcoming Independence Day holiday, but note that previous attacks in the Homeland have happened with little to no warning."