North Carolina officials brace for threat of ‘armed protests’

North Carolina officials said they are prepared to protect the state Capitol and lawmakers from potential threats as political tensions heighten.

The FBI said its received information about possible “armed protests” at all 50 state capitols and the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

The FBI said an identified group is planning to storm local, state and federal buildings in opposition of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Jan. 20.

“There is concern about potential threats of violence or threats that are already out there,” Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday during a news briefing.

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