This Philadelphia report by NBC actually aligns with what many people have been able to piece together in the San Bernardino attack in December. Individual members activate, but they are only one part of larger Islamic Jihad terror cells.
(Philadelphia NBC10) Tensions ran high in the Philadelphia Police Department Sunday — three days after an attempted assassination of an officer in West Philadelphia by a man allegedly claiming he did it “in the name of Islam” — after an anonymous tip to officers on Saturday said the threat against police in the city is ongoing.
According to a police report obtained by NBC10 on Sunday, an anonymous tipster told officers that, “the threat to police is not over … the offender who shot [Officer Jesse] Hartnett is part of a group that consists of three others and that the [alleged shooter] is not the most radical of the four.” The report goes on to say the tipster told police to “be careful.”
Police confirmed Sunday afternoon that police did indeed receive a tip that Edward Archer, the man accused of approaching Hartnett’s patrol car at 60th and Spruce streets Thursday night and opening fire on him at point-blank range, was working among a small group of radical men. Authorities said the tip came from a woman who approached an officer on the street.
Police said they are taking the tip seriously and investigating, and that on Sunday, they were issuing memos to all law-enforcement agencies to warn them to stay vigilant as the investigation continues. (read more)