The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI has warned law enforcement agencies across the United States of increased threats to law enforcement following a search warrant executed at former President Donald Trump’s home in Florida.
In a bulletin posted on Friday, the Department of homeland security and FBI said they had “observed an increase in threats to federal law enforcement and other law enforcement and government officials following the FBI’s recent execution of a search warrant in Palm Beach, Florida.” In addition to a general warning, the bulletin referenced a plot to place a “dirty bomb in front of FBI headquarters.”
A federal law enforcement source speaking to CBS said that due to the threats, the FBI has deployed undercover officers around key administrative buildings to monitor any potential threats. In addition, security at these facilities has been increased, and officers have been told to be vigilant. The DOJ and FBI say most of the threats are occurring online, on various messaging platforms, including Telegram.
This comes nearly a week after an armed man attempted to breach the FBI’s office in Cincinnati. According to authorities, the man identified as Ricky Shiffer had an AR-15 and a nail gun. Shiffer was killed hours later in a standoff with police. In previous posts on his social media account, he called on others to “be ready to combat, I am proposing war” following the raid of Mar-a-Lago.