U.S. Homeland Security issues domestic terrorism alert just weeks after pro-Trump supporters attacked U.S. Capitol Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 2, 2021

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned in a bulletin on Wednesday of the potential of violence by domestic terrorists, just weeks after pro-Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol and unleashed mayhem.

DHS said it does not have any information to indicate “a specific, credible plot,” but added that “violent riots have continued in recent days.”

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It said: “The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin today after consultation with the intelligence community and law enforcement partners.

“There is currently a heightened threat environment across the United States that is likely to persist over the coming weeks. DHS does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot; however, violent riots have continued in recent days and we remain concerned that individuals frustrated with the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances and ideological causes fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize a broad range of ideologically-motivated actors to incite or commit violence.”

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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