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Fencing that was erected last year remains around the perimeter of the Colorado State Capitol on Jan. 12, 2021, in Denver.

The FBI’s Denver Division is taking heightened action to identify those who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, in addition to preventing threats as Inauguration Day approaches.

Division representatives said the agency in Denver is focusing all of its investigative resources to identifying rioters from the Capitol. Denver FBI has been using human sources and technical tools to bring charges against the people identified as participating in the violent protest.

Denver FBI will also be setting up a command post to monitor potential threats locally over the next week. President-elect Joe Biden is to be inaugurated Jan. 20.

The command post, which was established during the 2020 presidential election, will work to gather intelligence and coordinate with other local and state law enforcement agencies.

“This is all part of the effort to ensure the safety of our communities,” said Courtney Bernal, acting public affairs specialist for the division. “We are focused on identifying, investigating and disrupting individuals that were involved in the siege of the Capitol and/or continue to incite violence and engage in criminal activity here locally.”

Local law enforcement partners are assisting Denver FBI in sharing information from tips submitted by the public, she said..

Members of the public are urged to remain vigilant in the coming days and to immediately report any suspicious activity or acts of violence to law enforcement.

Tips, information and videos of illegal activity can be reported to Denver FBI at 303-629-7171 or fbi.gov/tips.

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