A threat heard by multiple air traffic controllers in New York to fly a plane into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to “avenge” the death of Iranian terrorist Qassem Soleimani is being investigated, CBS News reported Wednesday.
Audio of the threat, which was obtained by CBS News, went as follows: “We are flying a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged.”
Soleimani was the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force (IRGC-QF), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, and killed last year in a drone strike ordered by President Donald Trump. The threat heard by American air traffic controllers was made Monday, the one-year anniversary of Soleimani’s death.
“It’s unclear who sent the threat,” CBS reported Wednesday morning. “While the government does not believe the warning of an attack is credible, it is being investigated as a breach of aviation frequencies, CBS News has learned.”
Sources told the news station “that the Pentagon and other agencies were