Defense officials at Washington, D.C., are worried about an undercover assault from service members deployed to Washington, D.C., for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
The concerns prompted the FBI to vet all of 25,000 National Guard troops at the city, Fox News has learned.
The U.S. Army issued a statement late Sunday obtained by Fox News that said it's working with the Secret Service to ascertain whether any service members on hand require additional background screening.
The announcement said that all service members are knowledgeable about the Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, which"requires department employees to report any information about known or suspected extremist behaviour that could be a threat to the division or the U.S."
The Capitol attack resulted in dozens of arrests and prompted officials in town to take drastic measures to guarantee the Biden inauguration is secure.
Officials raised the Amount of National Guard members that will be deployed in Washington during the presidential inauguration from 15,000 to 20,000 on Wednesday