The The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Virginia and the FBI claim they plan on holding anyone accountable in connection to acts of violence or violates federal law.
In a statement Steven M. D’Antuono, Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Office says.
“While the FBI respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights, those who wish to use this freedom to instigate violent and destructive behavior will not be tolerated.”
This statement was in response to law enforcement across the country ramping up their security measures in state capitals due to concerns of violent protests.
The agency continues to investigate the acts of violence as a result of the January 6th incident at the Capitol building in the meantime.
“FBI agents, analysts, and professional staff are working around the clock with our partners to identify, investigate, and respond to any threats that might arise in the National Capital Region,” said D’Antuono.