FBI concerned about potential additional attacks after Dayton, El Paso shootings

The FBI said the nation faces the continued threat posed by domestic violent extremists and perpetrators of hate crimes in the wake of deadly mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso.

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“On behalf of the FBI, I offer sincere condolences to the victims, families and communities affected by this weekend’s violence, and we stand by them during this difficult time. We will bring the full resources of the FBI to bear in the pursuit of justice for the victims of these crimes.” said FBI Director Christopher Wray.

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The FBI statement said the bureau remains concerned that the killing of nine people in Dayton's Oregon District early Sunday and the deaths of 22 people from Saturday's shooting in a retail center in El Paso could spark "similar acts of violence."

"The FBI asks the American public to report to law enforcement any suspicious activity that is observed either in person or online," the statement said.

The FBI said it continues to assist investigations in Dayton and El Paso.

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“I am proud of our state and local law enforcement partners and the immediate response of FBI agents, analysts and professional staff, working in close coordination to assist them. I have been in contact with the president and the attorney general, and they both have expressed their support for the FBI’s work in the wake of these tragedies,” Wray said.


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