The FBI intelligence report sent to law enforcement on Monday warned that QAnon’s followers discussed posing as National Guard members in Washington, DC on Inauguration Day.
Intelligence report received by The washington post Warned that QAnon followers and “lone wolves” – some of whom were present in the January 6 riots in the US Capitol – have indicated they plan to go to DC for the inauguration.
The FBI also says that it saw people downloading and sharing maps of the district’s locations, and discussed how they could be used to interfere with security.
However, the briefing did not identify specific plots to attack the opening that would be similar to the January 6 riots.
The FBI did not clarify the credibility or seriousness of the threats made to law enforcement, but did refer to FBI Director Christopher Ray’s remarks made last week.
“We are monitoring all incoming leads, whether they call for armed protest, potential threats that come out of the Capitol violations on 6 January, or other potential threats leading to the opening events and various other targets Huh. So, we are working with all our partners in that regard.
A spokesman for the Secret Service told the newspaper that the agency “takes all threats seriously and along with our federal, state, local and military allies to continue the 59th opening based on relevant intelligence relevant to the security community Will continue to work. “
The Secret Service, which oversees security for the inauguration, said in a statement to The Hill that it “takes all threats seriously and works with our federal, state, local and military allies to continue the 59th opening” Will continue. ” Relevant intelligence available to the security community. “
The FBI did not return a request for comment from The Hill.
During the past week, flooding in DC caused the National Guards to face flooding amid fears of another attack on the US Capitol, killing five people.
The Associated Press Reported on sunday The FBI is screening all 25,000 National Guard soldiers, driving DC out of insider attacks.
More than 100 people have been arrested in connection with the riots, including members of law enforcement and former military personnel.