BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say there is "no credible threat" associated with the Mall of America after the release of a video purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked rebels that urges Muslims to attack shopping malls. The video specifically mentions the Bloomington shopping venue.

The Bloomington Police Department issued a statement late Sunday in partnership with the FBI and state law enforcement saying that despite finding no threat, additional security measures had been put in place.

Gov. Mark Dayton's press secretary Matt Swenson said Sunday that the governor had been in regular contact with state Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman throughout the day.

The threat came in the final minutes of a more than hourlong video released Saturday. Its authenticity could not be immediately verified by The Associated Press.



WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says U.S. officials are taking seriously threats like the one in a video that's purportedly from a rebel group in Somalia with links to al-Qaida.

In the video, Muslims are urged to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada and other Western countries. The narrator specifically mentions the Mall of America in Minnesota and Canada's West Edmonton Mall.

Johnson tells CNN that groups like these are "relying more and more on independent actors to become inspired."

The extremist group al-Shabab again says in the video that its September 2013 attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, was in reprisal for Kenyan military involvement in Somalia.

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