FBI Director James Comey says recruitment of potential homegrown terrorists by Islamic State group is a widespread threat that goes on “24 hours a day” across the U.S.
Comey says hundreds of people are consuming social media efforts to either draw them overseas to join the extremists or stay and kill at home. He says there are ongoing investigations in all 50 states as the FBI tries to identify and stop those most likely to act.
Comey talked with reporters Wednesday during a visit to the FBI field office in the Cincinnati area. Its Ohio region had two arrests this year of young men charged with plotting terrorist acts to support ISIS extremists.
He says another top concern is rising violent crime in many U.S. cities, including Cincinnati.
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