Federal agencies to offer local law enforcement assistance following threats of violence

This Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, shows the FBI seal at a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. In an alert Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, the FBI and other federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system that could lock up their information systems just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. Photo: AP/ Jose Luis Magan. This Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, shows the FBI seal at a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. In an alert Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, the FBI and other federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system that could lock up their information systems just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking.

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Updated: January 15, 2021 01:10 PM
Created: January 15, 2021 01:07 PM

Following numerous reports of threats of violence in the days leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the U.S. Department of Justice announced federal law enforcement will partner will local law enforcement.

According to a news release, the FBI, ATF, U.S. Marshals and Homeland Security Investigations will all provide resources to assist state and local law enforcement.

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