Aurora police: Messages on cryptic cards pose 'no threat'

Updated 12/23/2016 6:22 PM

Aurora police say there is no threat to the public despite cards with threatening messages left on vehicles in their city and other Western suburbs.

Police said Friday that they think the cards, bearing a "cryptic" message saying "something terrible" is going to happen in Aurora on Dec. 31, apparently were placed by an anti-abortion group. Abortion opponents frequently protest Aurora's Planned Parenthood clinic, which provides abortions and other reproductive health services.


The cards were found Sunday on cars parked at the Westfield Fox Valley shopping center in Aurora, churches in West Chicago and South Barrington, and a movie theater in South Barrington, authorities said.

Placement of the cards does not violate any city ordinance in Aurora, and police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said the department does not plan to comment further.

Police said they appreciate callers who provided tips during their investigation, but officers are not seeking any further information from the public.

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