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.

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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.

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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.

CBSBoston.com Staff