U.S. authorities open 25 domestic terrorism cases after Capitol riots

U.S. authorities open 25 domestic terrorism cases after Capitol riots

American authorities have opened at least 25 cases of domestic terrorism in connection with the unrest in the United States Congress. This was reported by TASS referring to Democratic Congressman Jason Crowe, who discussed the issue with the country’s Secretary of the Army, Ryan McCarthy.

Long-barreled firearms, explosive devices, Molotov cocktails and plastic handcuffs were also found in the riots, he said, “suggesting that a greater calamity was averted,” Crowe said.

He expressed concern that active and reserve military personnel were allegedly involved in the riots.

McCarthy said the Pentagon was aware of “possible threats from potential terrorists” in the days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and on that day, Jan. 20. McCarthy assured the congressman that the U.S. Department of Defense is working with law enforcement to prepare for security.

On January 6, Trump supporters gathered for a rally in Washington and stormed the Capitol, where Joe Biden’s confirmation hearing for President of the United States was taking place at the time. Five people were killed in the rioting.