Is the Islamic State targeting New Jersey police officers?

A self-described pro-Islamic State group posted the names of 55 New Jersey Transit police officers, their addresses and phone numbers in social media, and urged followers to carry out lone wolf attacks, according to several news reports.

The so-called Caliphate Cyber Army first posted the threats on Twitter on March 6, and then again on Monday, according to NBC New York. They have since been taken down.

Michael Whitaker, a spokesman for the FBI, said the agency is providing assistance to N.J. Transit police. The Department of Homeland Security is also assisting in the investigation, NJ Transit officials said.

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