President Trump on Friday tweeted out an FBI wanted poster picturing 15 unidentified suspects wanted in connection with the attempted toppling of a statue of Andrew Jackson in the capital — along with a stern warning.
“MANY people in custody, with many others being sought for Vandalization of Federal Property in Lafayette Park. 10 year prison sentences!” the commander-in-chief tweeted.
The poster depicts a mix of men and women, some wearing masks and some not.
“The FBI’s Washington Field Office’s Violent Crimes Task Force, in conjunction with the United States Park Police, is interested in identifying several individuals who are responsible for vandalizing federal property in Lafayette Square,” the poster says, referring to the statue, which is a stone’s throw from the White House.
The feds ask anyone with information to contact the task force or their local FBI office.
Trump also weighed in on Monday night, threatening protesters with prison sentences for vandalizing statues.
“Numerous people arrested in D.C. for the disgraceful vandalism, in Lafayette Park, of the magnificent Statue of Andrew Jackson, in addition to the exterior defacing of St. John’s Church across the street,” he tweeted.
“10 years in prison under the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act. Beware!”
Attorney General William Barr said Thursday there were at least 500 active Joint Terrorism Task Force investigations into violent protests that erupted in American cities over the killing of George Floyd.
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