The FBI has contacted a Spalding County Family in relation to an ISIS threat for Soldiers with families in America. The ISIS threat includes the photos of soldiers, and family members to include their children. Also in the threat ISIS threat calls for ISIS members in the United States to kill all Family members of the Soldiers. All families were briefed by the Department of Defense to NOT put anything abut their husband being deployed. Especially photos. Most of the information ISIS has was taken from the Social Media on the Internet.
The City of Griffin Police Department issued the following statement. The Griffin Police Department and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office are aware of the recent threats by ISIS that have been reported in the news. We have been in contact with FBI officials and briefed regarding the list published by ISIS of individual targets. There is no credible information at this time that would indicated that the City of Griffin or Spalding County are direct targets of these alleged threats. As you are aware in the recent National News reports the alleged targets are military service members. According to the FBI the individuals listed to include a local Service Member who resides in Spalding County, have been notified and briefed regarding the alleged threats. Additionally, all City of Griffin Police Department personnel and Spalding County Sheriff’s Office personnel have been briefed and are aware of the situation. In the event an incident was to occur, as in any case, PD and SO personnel will quickly respond and take all necessary actions to secure the safety of the public, and individuals involved. We will continue to communicate with FBI officials regarding the situation. If anyone sees or suspects any suspicious activity please call 911 immediately.