CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An online article has been making the rounds the last few days that indicated ISIS, an Islamic military group, has issued a threat against Charlotte's largest mall--SouthPark.
Mall officials told CBS Station WBTV, they were aware of the article, which has gotten lots of attention in Charlotte. They said they contacted the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the FBI to ensure they were informed.
"The FBI has relayed that there are no credible threats to SouthPark, and the tweets are part of a known propaganda campaign," mall officials said. "The safety and security of our customers and tenants is the mall's top priority."
Mall officials told the station they have a 24-hour security patrols and take proactive measures to improve public safety including routine emergency preparedness drills conducted with our mall tenants, local law enforcement agencies, and emergency responders.
The FBI released the following statement:
The FBI is unaware of any specific, credible threats to the U.S. or the Charlotte area at this time. The FBI works around the clock with our partners in the law enforcement community to share and assess information. As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activities to your local police or the FBI.