FBI Asking Public for Help Identifying Those Instigating Violence at U.S. Capitol Building
After the events that took place at the nation's Capitol yesterday, citizens and government agencies are demanding answers. The FBI is currently searching for those who have any digital media depicting rioting and violence to help identify those who were "instigating violence in Washington D.C." on January 6, 2021.
In a statement, FBI Director Wray said "We do not tolerate violent agitators and extremists who use the guise of First Amendment-protected activity to incite violence and wreak havoc. Such behavior betrays the values of our democracy. Make no mistake: With our partners, we will hold accountable those who participated in yesterday’s siege of the Capitol."
"Let me assure the American people the FBI has deployed our full investigative resources and is working closely with our federal, state, and local partners to aggressively pursue those involved in criminal activity during the events of January 6. Our agents and analysts have been hard at work through the night gathering evidence, sharing intelligence, and working with federal prosecutors to bring charges. Members of the public can help by providing tips, information, and videos of illegal activity at the following link -- FBI Seeking Information Related to Violent Activity at the U.S Capitol Building. We are determined to find those responsible and ensure justice is served."
You can submit videos, audio, or photos or other multimedia of violent unlawful actions at fbi.gov/USCapitol.
You may also call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) to verbally report tips and/or information related to this investigation.
If you do not have an attachment but have information to provide, please submit it at tips.fbi.gov.
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