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Boston Police Temporarily Close Roads Near Statehouse As Precaution For Potential Demonstrations

BOSTON (CBS) – Police temporarily closed several streets surrounding the Massachusetts Statehouse as a precaution with the potential for demonstrations in Boston and at capitols around the country. The area has since reopened.

CBS News reported a group that has been planning since November to have armed rallies in Washington, D.C., as well as state capitols, intends to carry out its events Sunday.

According to CBS News, the FBI warned law enforcement this week about a group calling for its supporters to come to Washington, D.C., and state capitols armed at their "personal discretion."

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Barriers are set up near the Massachusetts Statehouse. (WBZ-TV)

In Boston, police blocked off a series of streets using metal barriers Sunday morning.

Boston Police did not say how long the closures will be in effect, but the area reopened around 3:15 p.m.

Both the FBI and Boston city officials said Thursday that there are currently "no credible threats" of violence in the area ahead of President-Elect Joe Biden's presidential inauguration next week.

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