A memo from the FBI to law enforcement agencies across the United States is warning of possible armed protests at all 50 state Capitols starting Jan. 16, several outlets are reporting Monday.
NBC News reports the FBI also said an armed group has threatened to travel to Washington, D.C. the same day (Jan. 16) and “stage an uprising if Congress removes President Trump from office, according to a senior law enforcement official.”
BREAKING: The FBI has sent a memo to law enforcement agencies across the country warning of possible armed protests at all 50 state capitol buildings starting Jan. 16. https://t.co/iTS1hriKaJ— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 11, 2021
Meanwhile, the top federal prosecutor in Michigan last week urged people to give tips to the FBI if they are aware of people who joined a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the presidential election.
U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider, whose jurisdiction covers a 34-county area including metropolitan Detroit, said investigators will review video footage and other evidence. Six Michigan men ranging in age from 25 to 64 were arrested by D.C. police — four for curfew violations, one for unlawful entry and violating the curfew, and one on gun charges.