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Threat to fly a plane into Capitol building is made on air traffic control frequencies 

Threat to fly a plane into Capitol building on certification of the election day is made on air traffic control frequencies

  • A chilling message was heard by multiple air traffic controllers in New York on Monday afternoon, according to reports
  • It delivered a threat that a plane would be flown into the Capitol Wednesday
  • The threat is not thought to be credible although it is not yet clear who sent it

The FBI and FAA are investigating a chilling message that was heard by multiple air traffic controllers in New York on Monday afternoon. 

The message broke through air traffic control frequencies to deliver a threat suggesting that a plane would be flown into the U.S. Capitol on the same say that Congress plans to count the electoral college votes, according to CBS

‘We are flying into the Capitol Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged,’ the message, using a digitized voice, said. 

The threat is not believed to credible, CBS reports, but the Pentagon and other agencies were briefed on Tuesday. 

It is not yet clear who sent the message.  

A chilling message delivering a threat to the U.S. Capitol was heard by multiple air traffic controllers in New York on Monday afternoon, according to reports

The message was delivered on the one-year anniversary of the death of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike ordered by President Donald Trump. 

Iranian officials have previously vowed revenge for his death.  

This is a breaking story and will be updated. 

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