New York, Sep.15 (ANI): Law enforcement agents on Monday raided several residences in New York as part of a terrorism investigation, and are preparing to brief Congress about the investigation, Fox News reports.
New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne confirmed that searches were conducted in Queens by task force agents but would not discuss the matter further.
Two U.S. intelligence officials, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly, said the target of any purported attack-or who would carry it out-remained unclear.
Authorities have not found any weapons ready for use-such as a bomb-that would indicate an attack was imminent, they said.
Nevertheless, one of the officials called the threat very real and emphasized the urgency of the threat.
New York Democrat Senator Charles Schumer was briefed by FBI officials about the raid, but refused to reveal anything because many of the details were still classified. (ANI)