Al-Shabaab threatens to attack shopping malls in U.S, UK, Canada in new video
The management of major malls in US such as the Mall of America however says it has increased its security personnel within and outside the mall following the threat by the terror group.
“We take any potential threat seriously and respond appropriately. We have implemented extra security precautions, some may be noticeable to guests and others won’t be.” the Minnesota mall said in a statement.
Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security in an interview with CNN on Sunday asked Americans intending to go to the mall to be particularly careful.
“If anyone is planning to go to the Mall of America today, they’ve got to be particularly careful. There will be enhanced security there but public vigilance, public awareness and public caution in situations like this is particularly important, and it’s the environment we’re in, frankly.” he said
The US government said there’s no credible evidence that an attack is eminent