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Prepping for fallout from Washington siege, FBI opens local command post

One week after a violent siege unfolded in the U.S. Capitol, Federal law enforcement officials announced they are stepping up their readiness nationwide.

Thursday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation field office in Sacramento announced the opening of a command post to “prepare for potential violence related to the recent unrest.”

The FBI’s field office in the California capital serves 34 of the state’s 58 counties, including the entirety of the San Joaquin Valley.

In a statement released by FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Sean Regan, the Sacramento-based FBI command post is working alongside local law enforcement agencies along with a variety of Federal personnel to investigate and respond to threats within its service region.

“We respect and preserve the rights of all Americans to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights,” Regan said. “To ensure the safety of all, we remain in contact with our law enforcement partners and continue to share information about potential threats.”

Alex Tavlian is the Executive Editor of The San Joaquin Valley Sun and Executive Director of Valley Future Foundation. You can reach Alex at alex.tavlian@sjvsun.com.