At least 25 domestic terrorism cases opened as result of assault on Capitol: Lawmaker
After the violent attacks on the US Capitol by the supporters of President Trump on Wednesday, at least 25 domestic terrorism cases have been opened according to the US Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy.
Ob Wednesday, according to the Justice Department, two more men were also arrested in connection with the rioting.
There is a possibility of further threats by terrorists until the inauguration of Democratic President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20.
From those arrested, long guns, Molotov cocktails, explosive devices and zip ties were recovered. McCarthy has said that the law enforcement and the Pentagon are working together to coordinate security preparations.
Trump has been called to resign as he could face criminal liability after his supporters attacked the Capitol as he challenged the results if the election and encouraged them to fight.
Five people died in the attack, including a police officer.
Separately, a statement on Sunday by the Justice Department said that Larry Rendell Brock of Texas and Eric Gavelek Munchel of Tennessee were arrested on Sunday and charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on the grounds of the Capitol.
They were identified from the photos from the attacks.