Political impact and terror threats in the wake of Baghdadi's death

ABC News' chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas tracks the latest concerns over possible terror cells retaliating and the latest intel in the wake of the ISIS leader's death.
1:29 | 10/28/19

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Also a concern this morning about how baghdadi's death could potentially affect the terror threat here at home. Pierre Thomas tracking that this morning. Reporter: U.S. Authorities are monitoring the reaction Toal baghdadi's death closely at home. Authorities recognized the real potential for ISIS sleepers or sympathizers to respond in real time to the killing of their leader. The FBI recently released information that ISIS suspects were the targets in 1,000 terror investigations here at home and abroad. What that means is right now the FBI is in various stages of investigating, tracking or surveilling hundreds of suspected ISIS followers in virtually every state in our country. Despite what happened over the weekend, still ISIS very much at the top of mind for police, and in particular for an upcoming big event here in the U.S. Reporter: That's right. Just this past Friday, just before al-baghdadi was kidnapped, NYPD and homeland security officials issued a joint threat assessment for the upcoming New York City marathon this weekend. The document specifically highlights ISIS and details how ISIS sympathizers have been recently posting propaganda, urging attacks in New York. It emphasizes attacks involving an ISIS sympathizer allegedly planning to kill himself, another involving a man who allegedly planned to use a van to run over pedestrians at the national harbor in Maryland, so there's reason for concern, T.J. George. We're going to move on to

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