By Miriam Raftery
January 16, 2021 (San Diego) – The FBI is seeking guidelines from the public to stop violence locally similar to the Capitol siege and likely violence related to the approaching inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden.
Suzanne Turner, FBI Distinctive Agent in Charge, issued this statement these days relevant to opportunity violence in San Diego and Imperial Counties, which includes information on how to share suggestions on prospective violence at any impending protest or celebration:
The FBI’s San Diego Field Office environment, foremost the Joint Terrorism Job Force (JTTF) and operating with all of our other local, state, and federal companions, is preparing for any prospective violent exercise linked to the recent unrest in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere.
Supplied the unrest at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, we are keeping a heightened posture to keep an eye on for any emerging threats to our spot of accountability. We are targeted on pinpointing, investigating, and disrupting people today who were concerned in the siege of the U.S. Capitol and/or people who might continue on to incite violence and interact in legal activity here regionally and in the course of the country.
To that stop, the FBI in San Diego is running a command publish to collect intelligence and coordinate with our legislation enforcement partners on prospective threats. We also have special agents, bomb professionals, the FBI Proof Reaction Workforce, tactical teams, intelligence teams, and other folks to assistance investigations and counter any likely risk of violence to federal structures, and our shared neighborhood.
We will need the public’s aid to shield our community and the rights of tranquil protesters. We are urging men and women in San Diego and Imperial Counties to connect with us at 1(800) Contact-FBI or go to recommendations.fbi.gov to post information and facts with regards to any potential violence at any upcoming protest or occasion. If you know of an fast emergency, get in touch with 911.
We simply cannot be profitable without the need of the support of the American people today as we work to fulfill our mission: protect the American people today and uphold the U.S. Constitution.
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