FBI, Indiana agencies preparing for protests at capital in Indianapolis

FBI Indianapolis says "there has not been any specific and substantiated threat to the Indiana state capitol or other government buildings in the state."

Posted: Jan 15, 2021 12:36 PM
Updated: Jan 16, 2021 9:38 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) -- The FBI says they're working with local law enforcement agencies to prepare for protests at the state Capitol in Indianapolis and in other states. 

A statement from FBI Indianapolis says "there has not been any specific and substantiated threat to the Indiana state capitol or other government buildings in the state" but they are aware of a report indicating there may be protests at state capitols leading up to the inauguration on Jan. 20. 

Indiana State Capitol

The statement says all agencies are committed to protect and respect those who peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights to protest.

"Our focus is not on peaceful protesters but on those threatening their safety and the safety of other citizens with violence and the destruction of property," the statement says. "Criminal activity, the destruction of property, and the intentional incitement of violence to prevent others from peacefully expressing their First Amendment rights will not be tolerated."

The FBI is asking everyone to report suspicious or criminal activity by calling 911 for life-threatening emergencies or contacting the FBI at (317) 595-4000; 1-800-CALL-FBI or online at tips.fbi.gov. 

The Fort Wayne Police Department said in a statement to FOX 55 that even though they do not expect any protests to occur in the city, they will still be prepared for anything, "We are aware of the security concerns in D.C. and perhaps at our State Capitol. At this time we are monitoring our own area but do not believe there will be anything here in the city. That doesn’t mean we are not prepared or that we are not taking matters seriously. We are preparing for any type of scenario but are hopeful that “if” anything happens within the City of Fort Wayne it will remain a peaceful [protest]."

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 657037

Reported Deaths: 12450
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion901321624
Lake48105871
Allen35552632
Hamilton31839393
St. Joseph29538510
Elkhart25261412
Vanderburgh21115377
Tippecanoe19765197
Johnson16242352
Porter15838267
Hendricks15723296
Clark11843179
Madison11672314
Vigo11503228
Monroe10248158
Delaware9788178
LaPorte9720194
Howard9017194
Kosciusko8514107
Bartholomew7373147
Warrick7369146
Hancock7362128
Floyd7139164
Wayne6586188
Grant6395157
Morgan6040124
Boone603388
Dubois5868111
Dearborn540266
Henry539492
Marshall5390104
Cass537199
Noble506775
Jackson462063
Shelby458490
Lawrence4154111
Gibson399681
Harrison395160
Clinton392353
DeKalb382078
Montgomery381583
Knox354484
Miami354063
Whitley346235
Huntington338176
Steuben335955
Wabash328775
Putnam325959
Ripley325161
Adams320249
Jasper312943
White295351
Jefferson292770
Daviess284296
Fayette270255
Decatur269388
Greene259978
Posey259731
Wells255374
Scott248446
LaGrange240170
Clay238944
Randolph225076
Spencer215830
Jennings213544
Washington207727
Sullivan202038
Fountain200341
Starke185950
Owen181652
Jay177328
Fulton176437
Carroll175618
Perry172435
Orange170450
Rush163922
Franklin158335
Vermillion158040
Tipton145441
Parke137915
Pike127232
Blackford120027
Pulaski105643
Newton96431
Brown94639
Benton91113
Crawford90113
Martin80114
Switzerland7507
Warren74612
Union66810
Ohio52711
Unassigned0425

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 958153

Reported Deaths: 16968
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin1109381191
Cuyahoga944201702
Hamilton72486944
Montgomery46927869
Summit39637941
Butler35004461
Lucas34724755
Stark29011826
Warren22137269
Lorain21738385
Mahoning19251533
Lake18178300
Clermont18172206
Delaware16261128
Licking14820194
Fairfield14378157
Trumbull14136454
Greene13470209
Medina13188218
Clark12121332
Wood11384193
Portage10829152
Allen10710231
Richland10165198
Miami9937179
Columbiana8049179
Muskingum8036123
Tuscarawas7974233
Pickaway795898
Marion7936134
Wayne7791216
Erie6783181
Ross6065135
Geauga5978129
Hancock5941110
Scioto5867105
Ashtabula5811140
Lawrence519073
Union505052
Darke5006122
Belmont484787
Sandusky472393
Jefferson4709107
Huron4701116
Seneca4620103
Athens456231
Mercer4559101
Auglaize453896
Washington451286
Shelby438867
Knox397884
Putnam3964101
Madison388747
Ashland374594
Fulton374364
Defiance3670101
Brown366742
Crawford354296
Preble350570
Logan349757
Clinton336162
Highland323652
Ottawa318467
Williams299578
Jackson287056
Guernsey283234
Champaign282545
Fayette265642
Perry265239
Morrow256624
Henry242665
Hardin241856
Holmes2416104
Coshocton230246
Van Wert227749
Gallia219446
Adams213732
Pike212025
Wyandot207652
Hocking192148
Carroll178828
Paulding158423
Meigs133536
Noble127842
Monroe114936
Harrison99132
Morgan98834
Vinton76215
Unassigned00
Fort Wayne
Clear
33° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 28°
Angola
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 25°
Huntington
Partly Cloudy
32° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 32°
Fort Wayne
Clear
33° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 28°
Lima
Partly Cloudy
35° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 27°
Cooler Thursday, More Warmth Friday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events