'Lone Offenders' Biggest Threat to Presidential Address, Report Finds

The joint threat assessment for Wednesday's State of the Union address finds no specific targeting of President Obama or the U.S. Capitol, but says the most likely potential threat comes from "lone offenders."

"Lone offenders pose the greatest potential threat because their operational independence and limited trusted associations make it difficult to detect, monitor, and disrupt their intentions," reads 
the bulletin sent to local, federal and state law enforcement.

Significantly, the assessment gives as two examples of "lone offenders" the Holocaust Museum shooter and Major Nidal Hasan, the alleged shooter in the Fort Hood attack. 

"In November, a U.S. Army officer stationed at Fort Hood Texas allegedly opened fire on individuals at the installation killing 12 and wounding at least 31," the assessment reads.

The assessment does not use the word "terrorism" or "Al Qaeda," in relationship to Hasan, even though a senior administration official has acknowledged that Fort Hood was "an act of terrorism."

Although these attacks were not related to the State of the Union address, potential lone offenders have made numerous threats against the president and other government officials," reads the bulletin.

It adds that no credible information has arisen "of an international terrorist threat to the Capitol or participants present during the State of the Union address" though Al Qaeda remains interested in attacking the United States.

Click here to read the threat assessment obtained by Fox News (.pdf).

Fox News' Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.