MIAMI - A threat that gained traction through social media and concerned Miami-Dade residents this week has been deemed not to be credible by law enforcement.
The threat which went viral via mutliple social media platforms claimed a person was planning on a "mass murder" while on vacation in Miami.
The alleged suspect was traveling from Springfield, Mass. according to the threat.
However, Miami-Dade Police announced Tuesday that the message was investigated by the Homeland Security Bureau and had been "determined that it poses no credible threat at this time."
Police reminded residents in the community to remain vigilant despite the false threat.
We’re aware of a law enforcement message circulating on social media regarding a potential threat to #MiamiDadeCounty. Our Homeland Security Bureau has investigated the tip & has determined that it poses no credible threat at this time.... pic.twitter.com/o8BnGzPmKq — Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) August 6, 2019
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