By Steve Neavling
The attack on a military camp in Chattanooga was a stark reminder that not even America’s rural areas are safe from terrorist attacks.
It’s why every FBI field office nationwide has a joint terrorism task force, reports ABC 30.
To combat the threat in Alabama, Chris Hoffman, Supervisory Special Agent for the Birmingham Field Office, said no place in America is immune to an attack, and it takes vigilance to monitor and prevent an atrocity.
“The threat of terrorism is growing in the homeland, it’s an unfortunate time, but it’s a fact,” Hoffman said.
“There are ISIS investigations in every state in the United States,” Hoffman said. “Alabama has been touched by that, there’s been recent news stories about persons who have traveled from Alabama, females particularly to Syria. We also have domestic terrorism events. We have a long history here unfortunately.”
For more information on the Joint Terrorism Task Force, click here.