More than 100 individuals arrested for Capitol Hill riots: FBI

Donald Trump supporters flocked to the US Capitol on 6 January.

Washington:

US security agencies have arrested more than 100 individuals for their criminal activities in last week’s siege of the Capitol and monitoring “an extensive amount of chatter online” ahead of President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on 20 January The FBI court Christopher Ray said.

On January 6, violence by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump temporarily halted the counting of electoral college votes and killed five people, including a police officer.

“We and our partners have already arrested more than 100 individuals for last week’s criminal activities at the Capitol and want to continue countless other related investigations,” Rayle said during a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence.

“And they not only help prevent those individuals from making any effort to repeat that type of activity, but should serve as a very stern warning to anyone else who tries to engage in that activity May be inclined to, ”he said.

Ray also said law enforcement knew and monitored “an extensive amount of online chatter” ahead of the presidential election-Biden’s inauguration next week, but officials said “what is intentional vs. what is intentional” Had to sift through

The FBI said, looking at individuals who could raise their eyes to repeat the same violence seen in Capitol Hill last week.

He said, “I mean that since January 6, we’ve already identified more than 200 suspects. So we know who you are, if you’re there, and FBI agents are coming to find you,” he said. said.

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This was Raleigh’s first public appearance as rioters attacked the Capitol.

The Justice Department also announced on Thursday evening that the FBI had received more than 140,000 tips to identify the rioters and opened nearly 200 subject-wise files.

Pence last week thanked the FBI’s aggressive posture for bringing justice to those who occupied the seat of democracy.

“As the president made clear yesterday, we are committed to an orderly transition and a safe inauguration, and the American people deserve nothing less,” Pence said.

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