FBI San Antonio
Special Agent Michelle Lee
(210) 650-6333
May 12, 2015

Statement from Joint Terrorism Task Forces

FBI Director James Comey and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson held a joint video conference last Friday, May 8, 2015, with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to discuss the recent attack in Garland, Texas and the current threat environment. Law enforcement agencies from the Joint Terrorism Task Forces located in San Antonio, Austin, McAllen, and Laredo were among the many agencies that participated in the video conference.

Discussions among senior officials and responders at all levels are commonplace and assist in the timely and comprehensive information sharing needed to address the persistent and pervasive threats fueled by social media. Close collaboration and timely information sharing with our federal, state, and local partners, as well as continued vigilance by the public, are essential to meet the challenges of the current threat environment.

San Antonio FBI, along with our law enforcement partners who serve on the Joint Terrorism Task Forces located in San Antonio, Austin, McAllen, and Laredo, urge the public to immediately contact the nearest local law enforcement agency, or the FBI at 210-225-6741 to report any potential threat to public safety from individuals who may be inspired or directed by violent extremists. Information can also be submitted online via the FBI’s website https://tips.fbi.gov/. Those providing information may remain anonymous.