FBI Warns Of More Violence In Wake Of Capitol Riot
Armed protests are expected in Washington at at state capitols in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. NBC's Chris Pollone reports.
(NBC News) — The FBI is warning police departments in state capitols across the country to prepare for violence ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
They’re being told to prepare for armed protests starting this weekend.
“We continue to gather intelligence that will aid in our ability to disrupt future violent activity,” the FBI’s Steven D’Antuono said Tuesday.
Security official’s warned Democratic members of the House Monday about specific threats to the Capitol surrounding the inauguration.
One member on the call said it was “chilling and horrific.”
President Trump, meanwhile, is still taking no responsibility for inciting last week’s riot with his address to supporters but is calling for calm for the inaugural.
“We want no violence, never violence, we want absolutely no violence,” he said.
For the inaugural, there will be a tight perimeter around the Capitol with thousands of police and National Guard on the streets.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is also calling for travel restrictions for those caught participating in last week’s incursion.
“The insurrectionists who breached the U.S. Capitol fall under the definition of threats to the homeland and should be added immediately to the TSA no-fly list,” Schumer said.
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