5 things for Houstonians to know for Tuesday, Jan. 12

Part of a wall at the Houston Federation of Teachers' building is seen damaged after a fire Jan. 11, 2021.
Part of a wall at the Houston Federation of Teachers' building is seen damaged after a fire Jan. 11, 2021. (KPRC)

Here are things to know for Tuesday, Jan. 12:

1. FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.

An internal FBI bulletin warned, as of Sunday, that the nationwide protests may start later this week and extend through Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration, according to two law enforcement officials who read details of the memo to The Associated Press. Investigators believe some of the people are members of extremist groups, the officials said. The bulletin was first reported by ABC.

“Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the U.S. Capitol from 17 January through 20 January,” the bulletin said, according to one official. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

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2. Explosion, fire at Houston teacher’s union building results in partial collapse

An explosion and fire Monday at the Houston Federation of Teachers’ building near the Gulfgate neighborhood resulted in a partial collapse of the building.