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  • Alex Lipovtsev

FBI Alert on Increased Threats to Medical Facilities

Updated: Apr 24, 2020

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released an alert about potential increased threats to health care facilities. The alert was issued in response to recent incidents in which a “racially motivated violent extremist” targeted a medical facility. The Islamic State of Iraq in ash-Sham (ISIS) has also endorsed attacks in countries impacted by COVID-19. The alert specifically mentions the following potential threat indicators:

  • Individuals surveilling medical facilities

  • Frequent, multiple perimeter surveillance “false” alarms

  • Testing security; sabotage or holes in fences or security barriers

  • Vandalism of perimeter security equipment

  • Persons seeking employment who do not have proper identification documents 

  • Negligent professional behavior or abnormal individual personal behavior

CHCANYS urges all health centers to carefully review the FBI alert and increase facility security posture as warranted.


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