U.S. terrorism advisory cites heightened threat after presidential inauguration

U.S. National Guard troops walk up the stairs in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2021. REUTERS/Al Drago reuters_tickers
This content was published on January 27, 2021 - 18:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism advisory on Wednesday warning of a heightened threat environment stemming from people frustrated with the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.

The advisory said there was no information on 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 fuelled by false narratives, could continue to mobilise a broad range of ideologically-motivated actors to incite or commit violence," it said.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Franklin Paul)

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