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Hacktivist group warns of ISIS threat at WWE event

Posted at 12:22 AM, Nov 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-23 00:22:01-05

ATLANTA — The hacktivist group Anonymous is claiming terrorists are targeting Sunday’s World Wrestling Entertainment event at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

According to anonymous, the terror group ISIS is involved and the planned attack in Georgia is not the only one for today.

According to Anonymous, attacks are also planned in multiple locations, including: Paris, Indonesia, Italy and Lebanon.

“Got my ticket, survivor series, I gotta go, just for the entertainment, nothing we should fear about,” said DeJuan Ponder.

He said he won’t let an alleged threat from terrorists keep him away from the WWE event.

“We should be worried but not really much because they’re just trying to keep us on our toes, trying to keep us in fear,” he said.



Wrestling fan John Verhine wouldn’t miss it.

“I live my own life, nobody else can live it for me, no terrorist, nobody’s gonna tell me what to do,” Verhine said.

People outside Philips Arena talked about how the threat hits very close to home.

“I made me pretty angry honestly, this is a source of pride for us, Philips Arena is a big staple of Atlanta,” one person said.

Despite news of the alleged threat, many said they aren’t changing how they live their life.

“I think it would be a big message to the whole world if everyone still showed up to the event no matter what.”

The FBI said is aware of the threats, but said no specific or credible information is available as of Saturday afternoon.