FBI Houston
FBI Houston Media Office
Email: HO_media@fbi.gov
January 14, 2021

FBI Houston SAC Statement on Public Safety

HOUSTON, TX—The FBI Houston Division is using all of our investigative resources, to include human source information, as well as advanced technical and scientific tools, to identify the perpetrators of the violence at the U.S. Capitol last week, January 6, 2021. Our agents and analysts have been gathering evidence, sharing intelligence, and working with federal prosecutors toward bringing appropriate charges.

FBI Houston is also establishing a command post to gather intelligence and coordinate with our local and state partners on potential threats.

This is all part of the effort to ensure the safety of our communities. We are focused on identifying, investigating, and disrupting individuals that were involved in the siege of the Capitol and/or continue to incite violence and engage in criminal activity here locally.

At this time, the FBI has not received any specific and substantiated threat to the FBI Houston Area of Responsibility (AOR), which includes Beaumont, Bryan/College Station, Corpus Christi, and Texas City/Galveston, or other government buildings in our area. However, we are working together with our law enforcement partners to continuously share information based on tips submitted by the public.

Between now and the presidential inauguration on January 20, we will be maintaining a heightened posture to monitor for any emerging threats to the region. With that in mind, we are urging people to call 713-693-5000 or go to tips.fbi.gov to submit tips regarding potential violence at any upcoming protest or event. If you know of an immediate emergency, please call 911. We cannot do our job without your help, the American public.

The FBI continues to remain steadfast in our mission to dually and simultaneously protect the American people and uphold the U.S. Constitution.