The U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement Friday that it would assist the FBI and San Francisco police with a joint investigation into the break-in, and confirmed that the speaker was in Washington with her security detail at the time of the attack. Special agents from the Capitol Police department’s California field office “quickly arrived on scene,” and a team from the department’s Threat Assessment Section was dispatched to the West Coast to assist with the joint investigation, USCP said in the statement.
Pelosi had returned to Washington earlier this week from a security conference in Europe. She is scheduled to keynote an advocacy event with Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday evening.
The incident occurred as threats to lawmakers are at an all-time high almost two years after the deadly Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6. Members of Congress in recent months have called for additional protection at their homes as some lawmakers have faced an increase of threats…
This article was written by By Kelly Hooper and originally published on www.politico.com