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FBI: Threat to public, law enforcement from explosive devices during upcoming protests 'is substantial'

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Posted at 6:04 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 11:15:42-05

The FBI is issuing a warning ahead of next week's inauguration saying there is a danger to the public and law enforcement from explosive devices at protests.

The FBI outlining a list of explosive devices to be on the lookout for that they say could be "potentially hazardous devices."

In its bulletin, the FBI saying, "The danger posed to law enforcement officers and the general public from the all the tactics listed is substantial."

The bulletin also warning to not touch suspicious items.

"If a suspicious item is reasonably believed to contain explosives, an IED, or other hazardous material, DO NOT touch, tamper with, or move the item. Only bomb disposal personal should handle any suspected devices that are located. Move to the preferred evacuation distance area and relay the information to the control center."