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Texas mentioned as potential target of possible al-Qaida threat

FBI assessing threat; NY, Virginia also mentioned as potential targets

NEW YORK – The FBI is assessing the credibility of information that the agency received of a possible al-Qaida terror attack against the U.S. on the eve of Election Day.

Officials said Friday that counterterrorism investigators are reviewing the information, which mentioned New York, Texas and Virginia as potential targets.

It wasn't immediately clear how the intelligence came to investigators' attention. An NYPD spokesman said in a statement that the information "lacks specificity."

In a statement, the FBI said it is working closely with law enforcement agencies and sharing intelligence reports.

"The counterterrorism and homeland security communities remain vigilant and well-postured to defend against attacks here in the United States," San Antonio FBI media coordinator Special Agent Michelle Lee said. "The FBI and DHS, working with our federal, state and local counterparts, share and assess intelligence on a daily basis and will continue to work closely with law enforcement and intelligence community partners to identify and disrupt any potential threat to public safety."

Sgt. Jesse Salame, a San Antonio Police Department spokesman, said SAPD hasn't "received any alerts and there is a contingency plan in place in the event of any unusual occurrence or critical incident."

Gov. Gregg Abbott released the following statement regarding the potential terror threat:

"My office is working with law enforcement officials and we are continuing to monitor the situation in close coordination with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Texans should go about their daily lives as usual, but remain vigilant over the next several days and report any suspicious activity to state or local law enforcement. The state of Texas will continue to do everything it can to ensure the safety and security of its citizens."

Election Day is Tuesday, and both Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump are holding their Election Day parties in New York City.

The Bexar County elections administrator said the county will follow the Secretary of State Office's advice on how to conduct the election. She said the election would "probably not" be postponed. 

"We'll have sent all of our election equipment out. It's all out there county-wide in 300 different locations. The election judges will have picked up all of their supplies tomorrow. So everything will be deployed," said Jacque Callanen, Bexar County elections administrator. 

CBS News first reported the potential threat.

Editor's note: KSAT.com contributed to this report.