Phoenix Law Enforcement Prepares For Potential Unrest In Aftermath Of U.S. Capitol Attack

By Jimmy Jenkins
Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 4:45pm
Updated: Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 8:17am

Emergency personnel outside the U.S. Capitol building
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Emergency personnel outside the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.

Local, state and federal law enforcement officials are preparing for potential unrest in Arizona and around the country in the coming days in the aftermath of the attack on the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

A spokesperson for the Phoenix FBI said they are focusing on "identifying, investigating, and disrupting individuals who are inciting violence."

The Phoenix Police Department says it will monitor any information related to the inauguration and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says it remains ready to be a support agency to other areas in the state.

A spokesperson for the National Guard in Arizona said there are no plans to deploy any troops in the state or in D.C.

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