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Report: Survivor Series Targeted by ISIS

Hacktivist group Anonymous recently claimed ISIS has plans on carrying out an attack Sunday inside the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia — the venue hosting WWE’s Survivor Series pay-per-view event.

The report, which stems from recently uncovered information, comes just a week removed from the Islamic State group’s attacks on Paris, Beirut and Baghdad, which left more than 200 people dead and left hundreds more injured. Anonymous claimed the group would carry out more attacks in the United States, Paris, Lebanon, Italy and Indonesia on Sunday.

The hacktivist group has been at ends with ISIS over the past week, as Anonymous claimed it would carry out cyber attacks against ISIS.

The FBI issued a response to the threats, per WSB-TV in Atlanta (h/t Bleacher Report):

“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.”

WWE responded to the report Saturday, per Raj Giri of Wrestling Inc.

“WWE Survivor Series is currently scheduled as planned while we investigate the matter with federal, state and local authorities.”

The 29th Survivor Series event in promotional history is set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Undertaker’s debut with WWE. He’s set to reunite with Kane as the Brothers of Destruction take on The Wyatt Family.

Also featured on the night are the semifinal and final matches in the WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship tournament. Roman Reigns, originally scheduled to challenge former champion Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship before Rollins suffered a knee injury, faces WWE’s United States Champion Alberto Del Rio in the first semifinal match. Dean Ambrose and Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens square off on the other end of the bracket.

Be sure to check back with Today’s Knockout as we bring you the latest on the situation.

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