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January 06, 2021

New York Air Traffic Controllers Hear Threat Of Washington Attack

Broadcast Message Suggests Attack Will Occur As Revenge By Iran

Both the FBI and the FAA are investigating reports of a Monday afternoon broadcast of a short audio message on air traffic frequencies threatening an attack on the US capitol in revenge for the killing of an Iranian general a year ago. The digitally manipulated voice had a simple message, "We are flying a plane into the capital on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged." While law enforcement sources indicate that there is a low probability of a real threat, various federal agencies are taking it seriously for the time being. And further to that, it is highly likely that aviation activity is likely to see some constraints until this matter is put to rest.

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