FBI Portland
Beth Anne Steele
(503) 460-8099
April 24, 2019

JTTF Statement—Possible Threat Matter Resolved

Earlier today, April 24, 2019, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) identified a possible threat to Islamic organizations in Oregon. The FBI immediately notified our local law enforcement partners who increased patrols as appropriate. We greatly appreciate their partnership and proactive police work on behalf of the community.

Over the course of the day, investigation by JTTF agents and task force members resolved any immediate concerns. At this time, there is no known threat to any Islamic center in Oregon. There have been no arrests.

Through the course of the assessment and investigation, the JTTF communicated with leaders within each of the centers identified to ensure that they received timely and accurate updates and to address any concerns.

The investigation into this matter continues, and, for that reason, we will not be releasing further information.

As always, we need the public’s help in keeping the community safe. We encourage anyone with information about potential threats to contact law enforcement. Those with immediate life safety concerns should contact 911. Otherwise, we encourage those who have information about potential threats to contact the FBI at (503) 224-4181 or online at https://tips.fbi.gov