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Governor's office says purported online Islamic State threat not credible
Governor's office says purported online Islamic State threat not credible

An online threat claiming that the Islamic State has a terror cell based in Maryland preparing to launch an attack is not credible, the governor's office said Thursday. Doug Mayer, a spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan, said officials are aware of the reports and Maryland's director of homeland security has been in touch with federal authorities. "At this time, there is no credible threat, but the state remains vigilant as a matter of routine," Mayer said. The purported Islamic State message appeared this week on the website justpaste.it, which allows users to post text anonymously. It claimed that the terrorist group had 71 people in 15 states ready to launch an attack....

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