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FBI Received Intelligence About Potential for Violence Before US Capitol Breach

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FBI Received Intelligence About Potential for Violence Before US Capitol Breach

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The FBI received intelligence about the potential for violence and shared it with law enforcement agencies ahead of the breach at the U.S. Capitol, a top official from the bureau said on Tuesday. Steven D’Antuono, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington field office, told reporters that the agency had “received a lot of intelligence” leading up to the Jan. 6 protest and had shared the information with law enforcement partners through its shared systems. “We immediately shared that information and action was taken as demonstrated by the arrest of Enrique Tarrio by the Metropolitan Police Department the night before the rally,” D’Antuono said, referring to the arrest of the head of the Proud Boys. “Other individuals were identified in other parts of the country and their travel subsequently disrupted.” D’Antuono said among the information the bureau receives, it has to determine the credibility and viability of the content. “We have …

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