Concerning net chatter over inauguration — Federal Bureau of Investigation head

Concerning net chatter over inauguration — Federal Bureau of Investigation head

Federal agents have arrested a 26-year-old NY resident for his alleged participation in the January 6 US Capitol riot in Washington, DC, a federal law enforcement source tells CNN.

Donald Trump supporters swarmed the US Capitol on January 6.

Federal officials have warned local law enforcement agencies that the riot at the Capitol is likely to inspire others with violent intentions.

The court documents further revealed that Hernandez has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business; stealing, selling, conveying or disposing of any thing of value to the USA; disruptive conduct in the Capitol Buildings; and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol Buildings.

The Boston FBI has made its first arrest of a New England resident suspected of involvement in last week's violence in Washington, D.C.

He stressed that they are stepping up security. Officials are reassessing their security plans for high-risk targets and police in major cities are preparing to be put on tactical alert if necessary.

The enhanced security measures came after the Federal Bureau of Investigation posted bulletins and called law enforcement agencies nationwide to call attention to potential protests.

FBI Director Christopher Wray revealed on Thursday that the agency was monitoring a multitude of online posts hinting at the possibility of an armed protest being held on Inauguration Day.

It was Wray's first public appearance since rioters stormed the Capitol. He said, "Our posture is aggressive, and it's going to stay that way through the inauguration".

Up to 25,000 National Guard members have been authorised by the Pentagon for Washington D.C., more than the amount of the troops now stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

In response, the guardsmen yelled, "Hooah".

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