Six Russian nationals with potential ties to ISIS have been arrested in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles in a coordinated sting by law enforcement - with one source fearing they were planning a Boston Marathon bombing-style attack (pictured)

Six Russian nationals with potential ties to ISIS have been arrested in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles  in a coordinated sting by law enforcement. 

Two ICE officials have told the New York Post they arrested the suspected terrorist affiliates last week after the FBI raised the alarm. 

The suspects are originally from Tajikistan, and they also have Russian citizenship, according to the Post. 

Anonymous ICE officials told the newspaper a wiretap revealed one of the suspects talking about bombs. 

‘Remember the Boston marathon [bombing]? I’m afraid something like that might happen again or worse,’ one official told The Post. 

Six Russian nationals with potential ties to ISIS have been arrested in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles in a coordinated sting by law enforcement - with one source fearing they were planning a Boston Marathon bombing-style attack (pictured)

Six Russian nationals with potential ties to ISIS have been arrested in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles in a coordinated sting by law enforcement – with one source fearing they were planning a Boston Marathon bombing-style attack (pictured)

The suspect in question has been involved with law enforcement before and had a court date next year, according to the source. 

It comes as top law enforcement officials warned the threat of a terrorist attack in the US has risen ‘enormously’ over the past few months.  

Attorney General Merrick Garland made the astonishing admission while testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday last week during a hearing dedicated to investigating the department’s politicization. 

‘I am worried about the possibility of a terrorist attack in the country after October 7,’ Attorney General Garland said. ‘The threat level for us has gone up enormously.’

‘Every morning, we worry about this question. We try to track anyone who might be trying to hurt the country,’ he continued. ‘Of course, this is a major priority for the Justice Department.’

FBI Director Christopher Wray, speaking to a different committee on the other side of Capitol Hill in the Senate, agreed, saying ‘we have seen the threat from foreign terrorists rise to a whole other level’ after the October 7 Hamas terrorist attack.

‘We have seen a rouges’ gallery of foreign terrorist organizations call for attacks against Americans and our allies,’ Wray said.

‘Just in the time I have been FBI director we have disrupted multiple terror attacks around U.S. cities.’ 

‘I would be hard pressed to think of a time when so many different threats to our public safety and national security were so elevated all at the same time.’ 

Rescuers work to extinguish fire at the burning Crocus City Hall concert venue following a shooting incident, outside Moscow, Russia, March 22, 2024

Rescuers work to extinguish fire at the burning Crocus City Hall concert venue following a shooting incident, outside Moscow, Russia, March 22, 2024

Wray said threats against Jewish Americans has been particularly acute.  

‘We’ve seen an elevated threat to the Jewish community in the United States.’

Though he said Jewish communities were targeted before the October 7 attack, since then the threats ‘went up dramatically.’

‘Religiously motivated hate crimes, close to 60 percent of them, are targeted at the Jewish community,’ Wray testified, noting how the community only makes up two percent of the U.S. population.

‘Increasingly concerning is the potential for a coordinated attack here in the homeland, not unlike an attack we saw in the Russia theater,’ he added, referring to the Crocus City Hall concert shooting in March. 

One vector for threats to enter the country is through the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the FBI chief.

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