Michigan State Police has put together a list of suspicious activities to watch out for locally this holiday weekend in public places.
They are urging Michiganders to watch for:
- Objects that appear out of place
- Strange behavior
- People in unauthorized places
- Vehicles out of place
- Exposed wiring
- Someone taking photos of buildings that doesn't seem like a tourist
But for most Detroiters, it's freedom over fear this weekend. The majority of people FOX 2's Roop Raj asked, said they won't be changing their holiday plans.
Report suspicious activity to law enforcement: For emergencies, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, notify Michigan officials online, by phone at 1-855-MICHTIP (855-642-4847), or contact local law enforcement.
Unlike Al Qaeda, terrorists right her in America have been radicalized. And also unlike Al Qaeda, groups like ISIS don't have an order of command necessarily - they can act on their own.
"What you've got is a group like ISIS radicalizing lone wolves. They're not conspiring with anybody," says Andy Arena, the former FBI Chief. "They're basically just freelancing; go out there, you find a target and you go out and do what you got to do. That's a lot more difficult to track."
Authorities have said there are no know threats for this weekend, but its symbolic nature offers a potential target for terror groups like ISIS.