Statement from Mayor’s Office of Communications

Martin L. Flask, Director, Department of Public Safety

“On behalf of Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson, I would like to express my appreciation to FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen D. Anthony and the Cleveland Office of the FBI for their diligence in identifying and exposing a potential threat to our community, and for keeping Cleveland’s safety leadership informed on the progress of the investigation. The FBI has been an invaluable partner to our community and with their support we can continue to improve the quality of life for all those who live in, visit, or work in the City of Cleveland,” stated Cleveland Safety Director Martin L. Flask.