US Capitol Police Chief: No Concerns Over Potential Incidents on Anniversary of January 6 Riot
02:18 GMT 05.01.2022 (Updated: 05:35 GMT 30.04.2023)
© AP Photo / John MinchilloIn this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, insurrections loyal to President Donald Trump try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. U.S.
© AP Photo / John Minchillo
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Capitol Police have no indications of potential incidents related to the upcoming anniversary of the 6 January attack, Chief Tom Manger told reporters on Tuesday.
"The short answer is no", Manger said when asked if he has concerns, adding that there is no intelligence information indicating potential problems.
Similar indications were also voiced by the US Homeland Security Department, which told Sputnik that there was no information indicating any specific or credible threats linked to the upcoming anniversary of the 6 January breach of the US Capitol.
Additionally, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby has indicated that the bureau is not aware of any efforts to look at deploying National Guard troops at the US Capitol for the Thursday anniversary.
"I'm not aware of any formal or informal efforts to look at a Guard presence in the Capitol region on the sixth", Kirby told reporters during his Tuesday briefing.
At least five people died in connection with the breach of the US Capitol on 6 January 2021, by supporters of former US President Donald Trump in a bid to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden's election victory.
More than 700 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the US Capitol, including over 220 facing charges of impeding law enforcement, according to the US Justice Department.