Whitmer: Police monitoring 'chatter' about Capitol violence

Whitmer: Police monitoring 'chatter' about Capitol violence Photo: Michigan Capitol, Pixabay

DAVID EGGERT
Created: January 13, 2021 08:48 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer say she is not aware of a specific threat of violence against the Michigan Capitol this weekend but law enforcement continues to monitor “chatter” after the FBI warned of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitols.

The state police has increased its visible presence at the Capitol this week following a deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

A 6-foot fence will be installed around the statehouse on Friday.

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has asked Whitmer to activate the Michigan National Guard to provide additional security and crowd control.

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