DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas Department of Public Safety warned North Texas Sprint employees last Friday about a potential terror threat in the state.
DPS spokesman Lonny Haschel confirmed the employees received texts and an email about the threat.
The texts urged “all Texans to stay vigilant due to a possible threat involving six passenger vans with suspected armed individuals at unspecified locations.”
Haschel could not confirm the threat involved six passenger vans with armed men as indicated by the texts.
DPS officials sent CBS11 the following statement:
“While we do not typically discuss security issues, we can say that DPS is constantly in touch with fellow law enforcement and intelligence officials, including our Joint Terrorism Task Force partners. DPS is continually monitoring events involving potential public safety impacts across the state and nation. We can also assure Texans that we adjust our level of vigilance to meet any potential or emerging threats, and will also adjust our security measures as threats warrant.”
As always, every citizen has an important role to play in helping to thwart illicit activity, and we encourage Texans to remain vigilant. If anyone observes any suspicious activity, they are urged to contact their local authorities or report it through Texas’ iWatch program at www.iwatchtx.org or by calling 1-844-643-2251.”
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