The FBI, in an intelligence report obtained by the Post, said it monitored individuals downloading maps of sensitive areas around Washington and talking about how those locations could be utilized to penetrate security, the Post reported.
The intelligence report warned that QAnon members and “lone wolves” indicated they plan to travel to Washington for Biden’s swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, the Post said.
“But the intelligence briefing did not identify any specific plots to attack the inaugural events” that would be similar to the January 6 insurrection on the US Capitol, which some QAnon members participated in, the Post said.
The FBI noted that it detected “suspicious traffic” on the communication systems used by some participants in the January 6 Capitol attack — but “nothing that points to any specific action,” according to the Post.
The newspaper said the FBI declined to “characterize the credibility or gravity of the threats it outlined” in its briefing report.
“We’re monitoring all incoming leads — whether calls for armed protests, potential threats that grow out of the January 6th breach of the Capitol or other kinds of potential threats leading up to Inaugural events and various other targets,” Wray said.
The Secret Service also declined to comment to the Post about the FBI’s threat report, but told the newspaper that it “takes all threats seriously and will continue to work with our federal, state, local and military partners to continue securing the 59th Inauguration based on the relevant intelligence available to the security community.”
Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller said Monday that there is “no intelligence indicating an insider threat” to Biden’s inauguration, adding, “we are leaving no stone unturned in securing the capital.”
CNN’s Zachary Cohen and Allie Malloy contributed to this report.
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