28 February 2021,   19:22
Homeland Security worries extremists "emboldened" by Capitol riots may cause more violence

The Department of Homeland Security warned of a continuing threat posed by domestic extremists, cautioning that a “heightened threat environment” across the country would likely persist into the spring, writes USAToday.

The bulletin, issued by acting DHS Secretary David Pekoske, said there was no current evidence of a specific plot, yet authorities “remain concerned that individuals frustrated with the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition ... could continue to mobilize a broad range of ideologically motivated actors to incite or commit violence”.

Three weeks after the Capitol attack, Pekoske’s national advisory stated that extremists harboring a volatile mix of grievances “may be emboldened” by the Jan. 6 attack to target elected officials and government property.