ROME (Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.) - The United States Embassy in Italy has issued a security alert to all Americans abroad, warning them to avoid locations that have been identified as potential targets for terrorist attacks.
At the top of the short list is "St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City (Rome)."
The November 18 notice is billed as a "Security Message for U.S. Citizens" regarding a potential for terrorist attacks, and arrived punctually into the email boxes of all Americans registered with the embassy, including that of Breitbart News.
Along with the Vatican, the State Department singles out the Duomo (cathedral) and La Scala opera house in Milan. It goes on to note that general venues "such as churches, synagogues, restaurants, theatres and hotels" in both Rome and Milan are possible targets as well.
The embassy notice says: "Terrorist groups may possibly utilize similar methods used in the recent Paris attacks," meaning bombs and assault rifles.
The alert also mentions that Italian authorities are aware of these threats, signaling that there will be additional security in these places, a phenomenon that is already evident.
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