September 28th, 2011
04:28 PM ET

U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia says Westerners may be targeted

The U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that it has received information that a terrorist group may be planning to abduct Westerners in Riyadh.

The embassy passed along the notice in an emergency message for U.S. citizens.

"The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh reminds all U.S. citizens to exercise prudence and enhanced security awareness at all times," it said.

"We deemed the information to be credible, or would not have issued the emergency message," Deputy State Department spokesman Mark Toner said.

He would not comment on specific intelligence, but said there was no reason for U.S. citizens to leave Saudi Arabia as a result of the message.

- CNN's Jill Dougherty contributed to this report.

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  1. bobcat2u.

    @Tommy Gunn

    And by the way, you sure picked a winner ( sarcasm in case you couldn't tell ) of a Rocky movie to take your u/n from.
    I guess it doesn't take much to entertain you, huh ?

    September 29, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. NudeTruth

    Is the new prince of Saudi Arabia going to start eating westerners?

    October 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
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