WWE: Authorities confirm no specific, credible info on ISIS threat against Survivor Series

FILE: Dwayne the Rock Johnson stares off against WWE superstar Triple H at WrestleMania 31 on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Santa Clara, CA. (Don Feria/AP Images for WWE)

The WWE says law enforcement has confirmed there is no specific or credible information involving an ISIS threat against Sunday's Survivor Series event in Atlanta.

In a statement released to 6abc Action News, the WWE says:

Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities have confirmed there is no specific or credible information involving a threat against [today's] WWE Survivor Series at Philips Arena. However, WWE and Philips Arena have coordinated with the appropriate agencies and law enforcement, and significantly increased security measures to ensure the safety of all those in attendance, which is our highest priority.


FBI officials confirmed Saturday they were taking seriously a report about an ISIS threat at the WWE Survivor Series.

The FBI released the following statement to ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB:

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.


The hacker group Anonymous said Saturday that it had uncovered information about Islamic State group attacks in Paris as well as locations in the U.S.

According to the Philips Arena's website, the venue can accommodate anywhere from 17,700 people for a concert and 18,118 for a basketball game.

The Survivor Series is WWE's annual November event that began on Thanksgiving Day in 1987.

The full statement from the WWE is below:

Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities have confirmed there is no specific or credible information involving a threat against [today's] WWE Survivor Series at Philips Arena. However, WWE and Philips Arena have coordinated with the appropriate agencies and law enforcement, and significantly increased security measures to ensure the safety of all those in attendance, which is our highest priority. Doors will open at 6 p.m. to help fans avoid any delays in entering the arena due to the additional precautionary security procedures put in place. Fans are encouraged to take public transportation (MARTA) to the event and are advised that bags will not be permitted in the arena.

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