FBI, U.S Attorney, and Dearborn Police Confront Threats

In the immediate wake of the attacks in Paris, law enforcement at all levels has confronted a surge of misguided, retaliatory threats toward others across the country. In response to recent threats in Dearborn, the FBI Detroit Field Office, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Dearborn Police Department have collaborated to ensure law abiding citizens are protected and to deter those who would threaten them.

“The FBI Detroit will aggressively work with our state and local partners to investigate and bring to justice those who would make violent threats against others in response to, or in retribution for, the terrorist attacks conducted in Paris last week,” stated David P. Gelios, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Detroit Field Office. “The FBI has worked tirelessly nationwide to develop and maintain relationships with a host of diverse communities across the country. Nowhere is that more true than in metropolitan Detroit, and the FBI highly values the relationships it has forged with all the communities we serve throughout Michigan.”

“Violent extremism in any form is a risk to public safety and our way of life in America,” said U.S. Attorney McQuade. “We take seriously all threats of violence against any of the residents of our community and will prosecute those that meet the legal elements of a criminal offense.”

“The Dearborn Police Department is totally committed to safeguarding the security of our 100,000 residents and 200,000 daily visitors alike,” stated Chief Ronald Haddad of the Dearborn Police Department. “We value our relationship with federal, state, and county law enforcement partners and will continue to coordinate efforts that enhance the safety of our region.”

FBI Detroit November 17, 2015
  • Public Affairs Specialist Jill Washburn (313) 965-1712