City of Fargo releases statement on civil unrest in D.C.

The city of Fargo and the police department are monitoring any potential threats after the violence in Washington D.C.

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The City of Fargo released a statement on actions they have taken in response to the civil unrest at the nation's capitol.

FARGO — City leaders and the police chief have released a statement saying they're taking proactive measures to ensure the community's safety.

To be sure that what happened a little more than six months ago doesn't happen again, the City of Fargo released a statement Wednesday, Jan. 6, in direct response to multiple questions from the public, whether or not if the city and the police department are prepared for any violence here in town.

In the release, their answer is "yes."

The Fargo Police Department (FPD) is actively monitoring for credible threats and suspicious behavior in relation to the...

Posted by The City of Fargo - Government on Wednesday, January 6, 2021


The statement also said that Mayor Tim Mahoney and police chief David Zibolski are in constant communication this evening to "ensure readiness." They are respecting the right to peacefully assemble, but also doing their duty to keep people safe.

Zibolski is also keeping in touch with the FBI in a proactive move, so both agencies are on the same page.

The city says the intent is to say the world is much smaller, and that things can happen anywhere. They want to assure residents that things are being handled and monitored.

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