New York air traffic controllers received a cryptic threat on Monday that vowed revenge for America's killing of Iran's General Qassem Soleimani in 2019.
The broadcasted message – sent on the anniversary of Soleimani's death – warned of an attack on Washington, D.C., this week.
"We are flying a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged," said the message.
The source of the broadcast is unknown. U.S. authorities are investigating the aviation frequency breach, but do not believe an attack is imminent.
Wednesday is the day that Congress will gather to count the Electoral College votes for the 2020 presidential election.
🔦 Intelligence reports have warned in recent months of multiple "complex attacks" being planned by Iran to avenge Soleimani. The U.S. has increased its military presence in the Persian Gulf in response.