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State and Federal law enforcement say weekend was quiet

Louisiana State Capitol Building
Posted at 9:18 PM, Jan 17, 2021

Throughout the weekend, public safety officials from numerous federal, state, and local agencies worked to coordinate security protocols and ensure safety for protesters, Capitol grounds, and the surrounding community, a joint release from the FBI and Louisiana State Police say.

"The peaceful assemblies and activities throughout the weekend was a testament to the intended purpose of our First Amendment rights, including the right to peacefully protest," the release states.

The release says that, leading up to Inauguration Day on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, a multi-agency collaborative team will remain in a heightened posture to monitor for any emerging threats to Louisiana. No specific and substantiated threat to life or property have been identified at this time to include the State Capitol or other government buildings, they say.

"All agencies remain steadfast in our mission to protect our citizens and deter criminal activity which prevents others from peacefully expressing their First Amendment rights," the release states.

Law enforcement is urging citizens to report suspicious and/or suspected criminal activity by utilizing:

· 911 for life threatening emergencies
· Louisiana State Analytical & Fusion Exchange (LA-SAFE) Hotline - 1-800-434-8007
· LSP Suspicious Activity Online Reporting Form found here
· "See Something Send Something" mobile application
· Federal Bureau of Investigation online and hotline tip reporting: www.fbi.gov/tips -1-800-CALL-FBI

As indicated nationwide, citizens with information on the incident that occurred at the US Capitol last week or upcoming protests can notify the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or at fbi.gov/USCapitol.