FBI urges U.S. city police chiefs to be on alert ahead of inauguration

FBI urges U.S. city police chiefs to be on alert ahead of inauguration

The FBI is urging police chiefs across America to be extra vigilant before Joe Biden’s inauguration.

FBI Director Christopher Wray and Kenneth Cuccinelli, acting undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security, spoke with police chiefs by telephone about keeping order ahead of the ceremony. During the call, Ray and Cuccinelli warned of the threat of attacks on federal and state property following the riots that descended on Washington Jan. 6 when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building.

On Wednesday, the transitional president’s team announced that Biden had been briefed on the security procedures that would be put in place during his inauguration ceremony.

Rebels stormed the Capitol building a week ago after Trump gave a speech in which he urged his supporters to “show force.” On Wednesday night, the president released a video in which he urged his supporters to look for ways to ease tensions and promote peace.