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FBI war room ready for potential terrorist attack

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Mark Giuliano is the special agent in charge of the FBI's office in Atlanta. Giuliano said there is no specific terrorist threat, at this time, but the FBI is ready just in case.

"We can't afford to let our guard down," said Giuliano.

The walls of the FBI's office contain pictures of those who were responsible for the devastating attack on Sept. 11, 2001, that killed close to 3,000 and injured some 6,000.

Since then, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the FBI and other federal and local law enforcement agencies set up command centers to monitor and prepare just in case there are additional attacks.

"We are monitoring the information coming in from overseas, in our intelligence community and from our state, local and federal counterparts here to look for threats," said Giuliano.

Angela Tobon is the assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's National Security team.

"We're watching what's going on social wise, social media and listening to our counterparts in other agencies," said Tobon. "We've got agents on standby. If we need to respond to something they are ready to go, SWAT teams, TAC teams, investigative teams or providing assistance to other agencies."

The FBI also assembled a team of analysts.

"Everybody knows today is a heightened alert day and everybody is prepared," said Tobon.

If something were to happen in the Metro Atlanta area, representatives from just about every agency would assemble in what the FBI calls its war room.

Scott Dutton is with  the GBI.

"Terrorism has no boundaries. Suspicious activity reporting is what we are interested in, what we've been pushing since Sept. 11, 2001," said Dutton.

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