FBI issues urgent warning about nationwide violence ahead of Biden’s inauguration

Authorities have issued a bulletin about “armed protests at all 50 state capitols” through at least Jan. 20, especially in states where election controversies have occurred in recent months.
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Transcript for FBI issues urgent warning about nationwide violence ahead of Biden’s inauguration
The nation is on high alert after that siege as thousands of National Guard troops patrol the our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas joins us now with more and the battleground states, authorities are more -- most concerned about right now, good morning, Pierre. Reporter: Michael, good morning. The new intelligence assessment is blunt. Last week's mob attack on the capitol appears to be inspiring far right radicals to plan more violence. This morning, nation on alert. With authorities fearing the potential of violence is rising, not only at the inauguration in the nation's capital but in all 50 states. There's a major security threat and we are working to mitigate those threats. Reporter: Along with D.C., a most concerned statehouses in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The FBI also warning that right wing radicals see the January 6th capitol assault as a success and now different groups are coordinating. ABC news has learned that the FBI is tracking two men who were part of last week's capitol mob who are allegedly planning to come back for other attack on the nation's capital on inauguration day. One suspect from North Carolina was allegedly observed loading ammunition boxes and was in possession of semiautomatic rifle, explosive, a gas mask and bulletproof equipment. 20,000 national guardsmen will be on duty for the inauguration. And security is amped up at d.c.'s airports and hotels. Airbnb canceling reservations in D. Cairo for inauguration week. We have asked Americans not to come to the Washington, D.C. Event. Reporter: Now new details about just how serious law enforcement officials say the ongoing threats are. A man who was arrested sent text messages threatening to execute Nancy Pelosi and D.C. Mayor bowser. According to prosecutors Meredith was found with multiple firearms and more than 2500 rounds of ammunition and the FBI is under incredible pressure monitoring scores of suspects. There have been 18 suspects arrested and charged for allegedly plotting to kill or kidnap democratic leaders and their supporters, robin. 18. All right. Pierre, thank you.

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