A threat about flying an airplane into the capitol building obtained by CBS News is currently under investigation by the FBI.
The audio, which was heard by air traffic controllers in New York, claims that this act would be to “avenge” the killing of Iranian Military Commander and terrorist Qassem Soleimani. “We are flying a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged,” the audio said.
This comes a little over one year after the United States launched a drone strike, ordered by President Trump, that killed the Iranian general on January 3rd, 2020.
It is currently unknown where the audio came from or who the one speaking was. However, CBS News has stated that, “while the government does not believe the warning of an attack is credible, it is being investigated as a breach of aviation frequencies, CBS News has learned.”
“The Pentagon and other agencies were briefed Tuesday about the digitized voice recording. The sources said they believe the threat was designed to suggest hitting the Capitol on the same day Congress is set to count the Electoral College results,” sources told CBS News added.
Once the audio was captured by air traffic controllers, “a message was sent to air traffic controllers on Tuesday reminding them that any threat or a plane deviating from its flight path should be reported immediately,” the sources concluded.
The FBI has yet to explicitly comment about this audio but they did say that they take, “all threats of violence to public safety seriously.”