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FBI seeking help identifying rioters at U.S. Capitol Building

US Capitol police officers try to stop supporters of US President Donald Trump to enter the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (WISH) — After a day of violent protests and riots, the FBI is seeking help identifying individuals who were involved.

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday said the FBI, together with their partners, will hold the participant’s in Wednesday’s deadly protests accountable for their actions.

“Let me assure the American people the FBI has deployed our full investigative resources and is working closely with our federal, state, and local partners to aggressively pursue those involved in criminal activity during the events of January 6,” Wray said in a statement released to News 8.

The FBI has created a form for tips to be submitted online.

Tips can include up to four pieces of uploaded media, including pictures and videos.

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Tips can also be called in at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-‪800-225-5324).

Full statement from FBI Director Christopher Wray:

The violence and destruction of property at the U.S. Capitol building yesterday showed a blatant and appalling disregard for our institutions of government and the orderly administration of the democratic process.  As we’ve said consistently, we do not tolerate violent agitators and extremists who use the guise of First Amendment-protected activity to incite violence and wreak havoc. Such behavior betrays the values of our democracy.  Make no mistake: With our partners, we will hold accountable those who participated in yesterday’s siege of the Capitol. 

Let me assure the American people the FBI has deployed our full investigative resources and is working closely with our federal, state, and local partners to aggressively pursue those involved in criminal activity during the events of January 6. Our agents and analysts have been hard at work through the night gathering evidence, sharing intelligence, and working with federal prosecutors to bring charges. Members of the public can help by providing tips, information, and videos of illegal activity at the following link — FBI Seeking Information Related to Violent Activity at the U.S Capitol Building. We are determined to find those responsible and ensure justice is served.

FBI Director Christopher Wray

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