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Sturgis, SD -- In the wake of two fatal shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend, law enforcement at Sturgis say they're on the alert for so-called copycat's at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. There is concern since hundreds of thousands of people gather in the Black Hills area for the annual event. Sturgis Police Chief Geody Vandewaater says they received a Facebook message about a possible list of lone wolves plotting homegrown terror attacks and the rally came up. But, he says there's no credible thereat at this time.

Vandewaater says if you see a threat on social media, you're encouraged to contact your local law enforcement agency and no share the threat.

Vandewaater also encourages rally goers to always be aware of their surroundings. If they notice anything suspicious, it's wise to contact law enforcement. Sturgis Police have an extensive presence on Main Street for the rally.