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Anchorage FBI issues statement on U.S. Capitol violence

The FBI is asking for information about persons who potentially participated in the commission of federal crimes
In this June 14, 2018, file photo, the FBI seal is seen before a news conference at FBI...
In this June 14, 2018, file photo, the FBI seal is seen before a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Published: Jan. 7, 2021 at 3:32 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Anchorage office of the FBI issued a statement Thursday related to the violence in the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. Asking those that might have information about federal crimes that were committed in the U.S. Capital on Wednesday, to share that information with the FBI.

“In coordination with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska, the FBI Anchorage Field Office stands ready to investigate any potential violations of federal law regarding the Jan. 6, 2021 events at the U.S. Capitol Building, if there is a jurisdictional nexus.  Alaskans with information, photos, or videos related to the commission of federal crimes at the U.S. Capitol Building are asked to submit tips to fbi.gov/USCapitol.  If you do not have an attachment but have information to provide, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-‪800-225-5324) or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov,” said Chloe Martin, Spokesperson for the FBI Anchorage Field Office.

This echoes a statement made by FBI Director Christopher Wray:

The violence and destruction of property at the U.S. Capitol building yesterday showed a blatant and appalling disregard for our institutions of government and the orderly administration of the democratic process. As we’ve said consistently, we do not tolerate violent agitators and extremists who use the guise of First Amendment-protected activity to incite violence and wreak havoc. Such behavior betrays the values of our democracy. Make no mistake: With our partners, we will hold accountable those who participated in yesterday’s siege of the Capitol.

Let me assure the American people the FBI has deployed our full investigative resources and is working closely with our federal, state, and local partners to aggressively pursue those involved in criminal activity during the events of January 6. Our agents and analysts have been hard at work through the night gathering evidence, sharing intelligence, and working with federal prosecutors to bring charges. Members of the public can help by providing tips, information, and videos of illegal activity at fbi.gov/USCapitol. We are determined to find those responsible and ensure justice is served.

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