|Above, the Las Vegas Strip on New Year's Eve 2015. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
A video has surfaced from Islamic State that threatens Las Vegas. Authorities are treating it as a "legitimate and credible" video threat.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported:
A legitimate Islamic State group propaganda video posted on social media last week features brief footage of the Las Vegas Strip while calling for lone-wolf terrorist attacks, and Las Vegas police are treating it as a credible threat.
The video is about 44 minutes long, which is unusual because Islamic State group propaganda videos are often much shorter, according to a representative with SITE Intelligence Group, a nongovernmental counterterrorism organization.
Similar, shorter Islamic State group propaganda videos are posted daily, the representative said.
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