Federal agencies to offer local law enforcement assistance following threats of violence

Following numerous reports of threats of violence in the days leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the U.S. Department of Justice announced federal law enforcement will partner will local law enforcement.

According to a news release, the FBI, ATF, U.S. Marshals and Homeland Security Investigations will all provide resources to assist state and local law enforcement.

Minnesota safety officials preparing for planned protests on State Capitol grounds

Those resources will include an FBI-led command post that will share information across law enforcement agencies.

Earlier this week, Gov. Tim Walz mobilized the National Guard to assist with public safety efforts.