The FBI has put up what appear to be electronic posters in Washington, D.C., seeking information on anyone who participated in the Capitol breach on Wednesday.
Photos of bus stops shared by journalists on social media say, “Seeking Information” and include pictures of some of rioters inside the U.S. Capitol. The posters also share a phone number to contact the FBI’s Washington, D.C., office.
“DC bus stops now feature signs posted by the FBI seeking information about participants in the Capitol insurrection,” CNN reporter Jim AcostaJames (Jim) AcostaSchiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' NIH director pleads with evangelicals to 'look at the evidence' on vaccines Democrats brace for battle on Biden's .5 trillion spending plan MORE tweeted along with a photo of a poster taken at night.
DC bus stops now feature signs posted by the FBI seeking information about participants in the Capitol insurrection. pic.twitter.com/nSNRtleTnu— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 9, 2021
A journalist with HuffPost, Ryan J. Reilly, posted a similar photo on Twitter.
WASHINGTON — pic.twitter.com/z018Nxt4Zv— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) January 9, 2021
The posters come as the FBI has enlisted the public’s help in identifying individuals who were “actively instigating violence” on Wednesday. The agency is accepting tips and digital media such as photos and videos to help find anyone who may have violated federal law.
The Washington Post reported on Friday that the agency was looking into whether any of the rioters sought to harm lawmakers or Capitol Hill staff.
#FBIWFO is seeking the public's assistance in identifying those who made unlawful entry into U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6. If you witnessed unlawful violent actions contact the #FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit photos/videos at https://t.co/NNj84wkNJP. https://t.co/KSUpFHyZZG pic.twitter.com/qS6cW0DX32— FBI Washington Field (@FBIWFO) January 8, 2021
Dozens of people have been arrested following the riot, and five people died, including a Capitol Police officer and a woman who was shot by a plainclothes Capitol Hill police officer. Three others died after experiencing “medical emergencies” near the Capitol grounds.
Federal prosecutors have unveiled multiple charges against rioters this week, including a West Virginia legislator who reportedly filmed himself at the riot and the man who was photographed with his feet on Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden to meet House Dems before Europe trip: report On The Money — Will the billionaire tax survive Joe Manchin? Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Democrats prepare to grill oil execs MORE’s (D-Calif.) desk.