Federal agents have arrested a 26-year-old NY resident for his alleged participation in the January 6 US Capitol riot in Washington, DC, a federal law enforcement source tells CNN. He said there is "an extensive amount of concerning online chatter" surrounding the inauguration, which he says could lead to violent protests.
Hernandez can be seen in an ITV News video wearing sunglasses and a gray winter hat while carrying the nameplate and surrounded by other President Trump supporters, the complaint states.
FBI Director Chris Wray spoke at a security briefing for Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday.
"I observed the crowd moving together in a disorderly fashion, and I observed members of the crowd engage in conduct such as making loud noises, and kicking chairs, throwing an unknown liquid substance at officers, and spraying an unknown substance at officers", read a statement of facts signed by Capitol police officer Joseph Bruno.
Authorities have not yet released details on Lang's alleged involvement.
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States nationwide have already been stepping up security in preparation for possible armed protests and violence this weekend, particularly at statehouses amid legislative sessions and inaugural ceremonies.
To monitor threats, share intelligence and decide how to allocate resources, the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the inauguration will operate a round-the-clock command post at headquarters and at each of its 56 field offices, Wray said.
Pence thanked the FBI's aggressive posture on bringing to justice those who desecrated the seat of the democracy last week.
Up to 25,000 National Guard members have been authorised by the Pentagon for Washington D.C., more than the amount of the troops now stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. He told the troops they would be get to witness the transfer of power and thanked them for their service.
In response, the guardsmen yelled, "Hooah".