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November 21, 2015

WWE says Atlanta event will go on as planned despite reported ISIS threat

Wrestling Survivor Series
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The FBI said it was aware of an alleged threat against Sunday's WWE event in Atlanta.

According to the International Business Times, ISIS has planned various attacks throughout the world on Sunday, with WWE’s Survivor Series pay-per-view event in Atlanta Sunday night at Philips Arena being among those potential targets.

The Times story had said the alleged plots were discovered by the hacking group Anonymous, but that group said it was not responsible for the report.

The FBI issued the following statement in regards to the Survivor Series potential threat: “The FBI is aware of reports of an alleged threat that includes an Atlanta, Georgia venue and event. ... We have ... made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law-enforcement and private-sector partners to keep our community safe.”

Mark Winne, a TV reporter out of Atlanta, issued a series of Tweets, saying authorities were on the case early.

WWE issued the following statement: “WWE Survivor Series is currently scheduled as planned while we investigate the matter with federal, state and local authorities.”

(H/T to Complex)