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Al-Qaeda attacks may happen in U.S. on Monday, reports say

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Posted at 8:21 AM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 09:11:57-04

Joint terrorism task forces have been warned of possible pre-Election Day al-Qaeda attacks in the U.S. on Monday.

CBS News and the New York Post are reporting the states targeted may include in New York, Texas and Virginia, though no specific locations are mentioned. The news outlets cite anonymous sources, saying U.S. intelligence officials alerted joint terrorism task forces of the threat. 

The credibility of the threat yet has not been confirmed, but authorities are taking the threat seriously. according to CBS News.

A senior FBI official told CBS News homeland security and counterterrorism authorities are remaining vigilant and planning for worst-case scenarios ahead of Tuesday's presidential election. They are working to disrupt any threats to public safety.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, and a record amount of voters are expected to turn out at their local polling stations.