The Federal Bureau of Investigation has posted an intelligence bulletin warning law enforcement official that violence is “likely” in the wake of the upcoming grand jury decision on the shooting of Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, reports ABC News.
The FBI reportedly told the agencies that the unrest “will likely be exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law enforcement and critical infrastructure. This also poses a threat to those civilians engaged in lawful or otherwise constitutionally protected activities.” (RELATED: Missouri Governor: ‘Senseless Acts’ Of Destruction In Ferguson ‘Cannot Be Repeated’)
According to the FBI, the more extreme protesters “could be armed with bladed weapons or firearms, equipped with tactical gear/gas masks, or bulletproof vests to mitigate law enforcement measures.” They also cite the possibility that extremists could attack electrical facilities or water treatment plants, and that “hackivists” could attack law enforcement agencies. (RELATED: Ferguson Protesters Demand Police Be ‘Tolerant’ Of ‘Minor Lawbreaking’)
The report also cited a $5,000 bounty that has been placed on Wilson’s head by a black supremacist group (which also placed a $1,000 bounty on his family members).
[h/t ABC News]