Wray Raises Alarm over Potential Terrorist Attack in U.S. Similar to Russia’s Concert Massacre 

FBI Director Christopher Wray testifying before the House Judiciary Committee in February 2020.

By Steve Neavling

FBI Director Chistopher Wray told members of Congress on Thursday that the bureau is increasingly worried about a potential organized attack in the U.S. similar to last month’s Russia concert hall shooting that killed more than 140 people. 

“As I look back over my career in law enforcement, I would be hard-pressed to think of a time where so many threats to our public safety and national security were so elevated all at once,” Christopher Wray told lawmakers at a budget hearing on Thursday, Reuters reports.

“But that is the case as I sit here today.”

ISIS claimed responsibility for the March 22 mass shooting at a concert hall in a Moscow suburb. Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Ukraine was responsible but presented no evidence.  

What’s increasingly concerning “is the potential for a coordinated attack here in the homeland, akin to the ISIS-K attack we saw at the Russia Concert Hall just a couple weeks ago,” Wray told lawmakers in a shorter version of his written testimony.

Wray also sought to increase funding for the bureau, though many congressional Republicans are opposed.

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