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Statement from Mayor Vincent C. Gray Regarding the Foiled Terrorist Plot Against Saudi Arabian Ambassador

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(Washington, DC) – “I am grateful to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies for disrupting the terror plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador and to bomb the Saudi and Israeli embassies in the District of Columbia.

“I have been fully briefed and updated on this situation since July and am pleased to see the success of today’s operation to keep our city safe. These threats are serious and citizens should know we are taking all appropriate measures to ensure their safety.

“We continue to urge our residents and visitors to the city to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity. If you ‘see something, say something.’ Call 311 or 911.”