A law enforcement officer speaks to a protester against the Dakota Access Pipeline through a wall of razor wire on the Backwater Bridge over Cantapeta Creek on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2016. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

DOJ Rejects Request For Border Patrol, US Marshalls At Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

DOJ spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle said the sending border patrol and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Special Operations Group might escalate, not ease, tensions said the DOJ .