Anonymous, the loose collective of online activists, is claiming the Islamic State group is planning an assault at the WWE Survivor Series event scheduled to take place in the Philips Arena in Atlanta Sunday at 7.30 p.m. EST, as well as attacks at multiple events in Paris.
Jim Butterworth, Director of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency said there is no credible threat directed at the WWE event. According to Butterworth, the ISIS group has made a list of possible targets and doesn’t think that this is an identifiable threat, which means WWE event wasn’t specifically listed. “In light of the world we live in, we take the suggested possibility of attacks seriously,” said Butterworth.
"The FBI is aware of reports of an alleged threat that includes an Atlanta, Georgia venue and event. While we take all threats seriously, we do not have specific or credible information of an attack at this time. We have, however, made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law enforcement and private sector partners to keep our community safe,” said J. Britt Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office.
Just before 3:00 p.m., WWE responded to rumors of a threat:
“WWE Survivor Series is currently scheduled as planned while we investigate the matter with federal, state and local authorities.”