CPD says no credible threats to Chicago this weekend, despite online rumors

CHICAGO —  The Chicago Police Department says there is no truth to several online rumors about threats to Chicago this weekend.

Officials tell WGN News that they are aware of the messages but there is no credible threat at this time.

Additionally the Officer of Emergency Management and Communications released a statement saying:

Earlier this evening we became aware of messages being shared on social media and by text speculating about a rumored terrorist threat. I have personally spoken with our federal law enforcement partners tonight and there remain no credible threats to Chicago or to any event in our city. As always, should any resident ever see any suspicious activity we urge them to contact 911.

They say anyone with information about suspicious activity should call them or submit it anonymously to cpdtip.com