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U.S. officials issue worldwide travel alert

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On Monday evening, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert, coming at a time when terrorism is becoming a bigger concern for many Americans.

The alert was issued because of the possibility for terrorist attacks, and travelers are being warned to be cautious and report anything that may appear suspicious.

A new CBS poll said 69 percent of Americans believe a terrorist attack is somewhat likely.

The poll also said terrorism is now the most important problem facing the country.

The alert announcement was also made the week of the busiest travel days, as people are hitting the road and the sky for Thanksgiving travel.

On Monday evening, Quinn Moran and his family traveled from California to enjoy their holiday with relatives in Connecticut.

Moran said he wasn’t surprised to learn about the travel alert that was issued.

“If they need to do something to make us feel safe, I’m all for it. I have nothing to hide,” he said. “It’s just something since 2001 that we have had to sort of live with and get used to. You just have to trust the people in power are taking the necessary precautions and making sure we're safe.”

At Bradley International Airport, several law enforcement officers were walking around, including a bomb sniffing K-9.

“Flying you never really think about it too much because you're just going to drive yourself nuts,” said Mike Flynn of Massachusetts.

“It does concern me a little bit we're seeing a bit more activity here. I don’t think it will change people's plans much,” said Maxuel Cruz.

Officials are making sure every traveler is safe, especially those at Bradley who said last week that safety is their number one priority.

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