FBI investigating alleged threat by ISIS to WWE Survivor Series
One of the WWE's flagship events has reportedly been threatened by ISIS.
Tonight, Survivor Series is due to take place in Atlanta but the event, eagerly awaited all over the world, is being looked at by the FBI after an alleged threat by ISIS, according to a report on Fox Sports.
In a statment, the FBI said:
"The FBI is aware of reports of an alleged threat that includes an Atlanta, Georgia venue and event. While we take all threats seriously, we do not have specific or credible information of an attack at this time. We have, however, made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law enforcement and private sector partners to keep our community safe."
The event is due to kick off at the Philips Arena in Atlanta tonight and the WWE themselves have also issued a statement, assuring fans the event still goes ahead.
WWE superstar Triple H, now an Executive Vice President of the company, issued the statement on Twitter.
.@WWE Survivor Series is currently scheduled as planned while we investigate reports with authorities.— Triple H (@TripleH) November 21, 2015
Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities have confirmed there is no specific or credible information involving a threat (1/6)— Triple H (@TripleH) November 22, 2015
against tomorrow’s WWE Survivor Series at Philips Arena. However, WWE and Philips Arena have coordinated with the appropriate agencies (2/6)— Triple H (@TripleH) November 22, 2015
and law enforcement, and significantly increased security measures to ensure the safety of all those in attendance, (3/6)— Triple H (@TripleH) November 22, 2015
which is our highest priority. Doors will open at 6 p.m. to help fans avoid any delays in entering the arena (4/6)— Triple H (@TripleH) November 22, 2015
due to the additional precautionary security procedures put in place. Fans are encouraged to take public (5/6)— Triple H (@TripleH) November 22, 2015
transportation (MARTA) to the event and are advised that bags will not be permitted in the arena. (6/6)— Triple H (@TripleH) November 22, 2015