The United States faces an increased threat of domestic terrorism from people unhappy with the outcome of the November presidential election, the Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday.
The warning follows the Jan 6 assault on the Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump in which five people were killed, and Joe Biden’s inauguration last week amid heightened security in Washington.
“The information suggests that some ideologically motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of government authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, may continue to mobilize to incite or commit acts of violence,” the department said.
There is no information on a specific credible plot, but the heightened threat across the United States is likely to persist for weeks, the agency added.
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