Earlier this year, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey told national media that his agency has identified ISIS terrorist cells or people in the process of "radicalizing" in all 50 states.
In February, Comey said that Alaska was the last to be reached, which means Wyoming has had a known ISIS connection for at a minimum 10 months, reports REBOOT.
But what does that mean for Wyoming and what do we know?
"The FBI Denver Division can’t say anything specific about possible terrorist cells or terrorists in Colorado and Wyoming," FBI Media Coordinator Deborah Sherman tells Pitchengine Communities. "That being said, we work closely with our law enforcement partners to monitor and track suspicious individuals and activity related to terrorism and local and foreign intelligence threats. Our top priority is to detect, deter and prevent terrorism."
Sherman declined to share any information about what is known about terrorists in Wyoming or how the agency investigates or monitors the ever-evolving situation.
"We would rather have people call us or email us with their suspicions, even if they’re wrong, than hesitate," Sherman said. "That will allow us to vet the information quickly and take the appropriate action. Anytime we become of aware credible threats, we immediately inform our local law enforcement partners and notify the public about what actions they can take to protect themselves.
"There are many ways people can be prepared. One organization that does a great job of informing the public about that is called the CELL or the Counterterrorism Education Learning Cell in Denver," she add. "The CELL works with local, state and federal partners to keep people informed about the newest areas of concern and provides preparation and recovery information."