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About 6,200 National Guardsmen mobilized to help in Washington, DC

Several states and the District of Columbia are mobilizing approximately 6,200 National Guardsmen to Washington, DC, a US defense official tells CNN.

The guardsmen being deployed from out of state include 1,000 from New York, 500 from Maryland and 500 from New Jersey.

As CNN previously reported, the DC National Guard also activated 1,100 members Wednesday to assist in the response to the insurrection at the Capitol.   

The FBI is asking Americans to step up and help identify the people that participated in Wednesday's riot and insurrection at the US Capitol.

It's not just tips and information that the agency wants, it's also asking for photos or videos.

"The FBI is seeking information that will assist in identifying individuals who are actively instigating violence in Washington, DC," it said on its website.
"The FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting and violence in the U.S. Capitol Building and surrounding area in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021."

You can find out how to submit tips and information here.