WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The recent wave of terrorist attacks in the Western countries are a reminder that similar acts can happen in the United States, Deputy Assistant Director of Counterterrorism at the FBI Michael Steinbach said in a statement before the US House Committee on Homeland Security.
“The recent events in Europe re-emphasize our need to remain vigilant in the homeland, as these small scale attacks are feasible within the United States,” Steinbach said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Individuals inspired by foreign terrorist groups could be covertly arming themselves with expertise and tools to carry out an attack in the homeland. Community and world events may trigger one of these individuals to act,” Steinbach warned. “We remain concerned these types of events, which were widely broadcasted in the media, could inspire “copy cat” attacks.”
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