DOJ Pursuing at Least 170 Suspects in Capitol Attack, F.B.I. Gets 100,000 Tips

DOJ Pursuing at Least 170 Suspects in Capitol Attack, F.B.I. Gets 100,000 Tips


The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are scouring the country for more than 170 suspects in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The FBI reports receiving more than 100,000 tips from the public.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Michael Sherwin, interim United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, said that 70 individuals already face charges and that number could grow exponentially over the coming weeks and months.

The New York Times reported the attack could have ties to “domestic terrorist organizations” or “foreign adversaries” that could have “radicalized Americans” to take part in it:

 In the sprawling Justice Department criminal inquiry run out of the F.B.I.’s Washington field office — the country’s second largest, with about 1,600 employees — agents and support staff have established a nationwide dragnet to identify members of the mob. At least five people

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