Friday the news was announced that after almost three months of violent uprising aimed around the Federal courthouses in Portland, they will be closed after a threat that a vehicle filled with explosives would hit a federal building, and they are now seeking information from anonymous internet posters to help identify the violent instigators.
Two FBI agents spoke with the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity about the details of the case. They say that the threat was received on Thursday and that it warned of an intent to use a car bomb to target a federal facility. The Oregonian reported a similar description, also from an anonymous source.
Catherine Herridge reported that US Officials and the FBI in Portland confirmed the news and said they were investigating the matter.
#Portland US official tells @CBSNews the threat is non specific but may involve a vehicle with explosives. From FBI Portland: “The FBI is aware of recent reporting regarding threats made against federal buildings in Portland. We are investigating to determine the credibility of..
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) August 21, 2020
Violent criminal uprisings have been happening in Portland for over two months, with the support of the local and state government. The area has been transformed into what looks like a third world war zone.
Portland is literally becoming a 3rd world city.
Posted by Jessica Davis on Saturday, July 25, 2020
News from around the country on the Courthouse shut down:
Federal buildings in Portland, Oregon, were closed on Friday with officials citing a “threat of violence in the area.”
The Portland FBI office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse were both shut down. The FBI said in a statement Friday that it was investigating whether the threat was credible.
At the same time the FBI released an official statement, seeking more details:
“The FBI respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights. Our mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution is dual and simultaneous, not contradictory.
Accordingly, we are committed to apprehending and charging violent instigators who are exploiting legitimate, peaceful protests and engaging in violations of federal law. The continued violence, potential threat to life, and destruction of property across the United States interferes with the rights and safety of First Amendment-protected peaceful demonstrators, as well as all other citizens.
To help us identify actors who are actively instigating violence in the city of Portland, the FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting violent encounters surrounding the civil unrest that is happening throughout the country.
If you witness or have witnessed unlawful violent actions, we urge you to submit any information, photos, or videos that could be relevant to the case.
You may also call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) to verbally report tips and/or information related to this investigation.”
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