Officials from the FBI and New York Police Department (NYPD) warned the US Capitol Police that there is a risk of violence at the Capitol on 6 January amid planned protests against the results of the Electoral College. NBC News reports Sunday.
Law enforcement agencies reportedly passed along the notice of the protests that could have led to the death of a Capitol police officer before the violence erupted by rioters last week, leading to the death of a Capitol police officer and a Capitol police officer Four other people were killed.
The NBC News report comes after several law enforcement officials said there was no indication that the protests would promote violence or that the Capitol would be dissolved.
A senior FBI official told the network that prior to last week, “the FBI obtained credible and actionable information about more than a dozen people” who were planning to visit the protests who were involved in the violence Expressed a desire to. ”
The official said the bureau was “able to discourage individuals” who said in Washington that they could have prevented more violent riots on Wednesday.
“The FBI and our federal, state and local partners collected and shared available intelligence in preparation for various planned incidents,” the official told NBC News. “The FBI was prepared to adapt as needed to liquid events on the ground, including the Rapid Response Team in reserve.”
The FBI official said the protests were “peaceful and unconstitutional” most of the day, but “when it became clear that some individuals were rising on Capitol grounds and entering buildings, the US Capitol Police assisted the requested.”
“Within 50 minutes of that request, three FBI strategic teams were on the scene to regain control of the area and provide security to Congress members and staff,” the senior official said. “During the evening, the FBI’s presence eventually increased to more than 150 agents and other personnel.”
The comment by a senior FBI official came after Steven D’Antuno, who led the FBI’s Washington field office, said “there was no indication that there was anything [planned] Off First Amendment-Protected Activity. “The officer told NBC News that they were not in a position to explain why D’Antuno made this statement.
The NYPD has also allegedly sent law enforcement agencies, including the Capitol Police, Intelligence, which cover the threats of violence on social media. Protests were held before January 6, several law enforcement officials told the network.
These officials said another specific intelligence report was also provided to the Capitol Police, detailing threats and extremist rhetoric on social media. Officials familiar with the intelligence packet said President TrumpDonald Trumpkim says North Korean efforts will focus on bringing America to its knees’ Pelosi urges Democrats to prepare to return to DC this week. During the impeachment, Ken Klippenstein says: ‘Ideological’ blinds put law enforcement more than immediately responding to capital riots.The prospect of encouraging protesters to visit the Capitol gave the Capitol a large crowd.
The FBI, NYPD and Capitol Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the NBC News report.
NBC News also reported that a private intelligence report published in December stated that the “Million-Maga March” in Washington DC on January 6 is the next major flashpoint … mass event (which will be held at the National Mall and outside the Capitol). ) Are likely to incite street violence, some of which could be fatal between Antifa and Trump supporters or far-right groups. “
The capitol police had Refused assistance Three days before the National Guard protests and last week as rioters from the FBI arrived at the Capitol, The Associated Press reported in the aftermath.
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But the Capitol Police were visibly overwhelmed when rioters arrived at the Capitol, forcing their way into the building and barbaric offices.
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