The Islamic State released a 39-page list online that identifies past and present New Jersey police officers as potential targets.
An ISIS website published the 39-page list earlier in March that includes full names and details of police officers from all over the state – many of whom served as New Jersey Transit officers.
FBI spokesman Mike Whitaker said the agency is aware of the situation and “we’re providing assistance to the NJ Transit police.”
NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith said the agency’s information system was not compromised. However, some information was breached from an outside vendor, he said.
Smith said the agency is working with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to determine how the officers’ information was obtained.
The pages also include threatening statements, such as: “There is no system save;” “your protection fail;” “we are everywhere;” “Islamic State do not give up until we come to you and kill you.”
It wasn’t clear at press time why the officers were targeted. The list was posted on Twitter, but the tweet and the Twitter page are no longer available to the pubic.
A review of the list, which Patch has obtained, shows that those listed either currently work or worked in the past as police officers. Most appear to work, or have worked, for NJ Transit.
Patch will not publish the names of the people on the list.
By Tom Davis (Patch.com Staff)
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