Florida Capitol security remains strong ahead of Inauguration Day

first_imgTALLAHASSEE, Fla. / CAP News — Florida National Guard troops remain on active duty to protect Florida’s Capitol after an FBI alert that put all 50 state capitol’s on alert over the weekend. Additional security precautions remain in effect and will continue at least through Wednesday’s Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. An occasional helicopter circled the Capitol Tuesday, just as it has since Sunday. Armed spotters remain on the Capitol itself and surrounding buildings. On the advice of law enforcement, City Hall and the county courthouse, which sit as bookends on a short street next to the Capitol, are closed for business through Wednesday.   RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: Florida CapitolInauguration DayPresident-elect AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement Advertisement Security increases around the state in preparation for the Biden Inauguration January 20, 2021 Fort Myers Black sorority celebrates significance of Kamala Harris’ vice presidency January 21, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments A flyer produced by Daniel Baker, the self-described leftist radical arrested by the FBI last week, called on demonstrators to answer a call to arms on Wednesday. Baker is being held without bond until a hearing the day after the inauguration. “If you pose a threat to public safety, we will come for you. We will find you. And we will prosecute you,” US Attorney for Florida’s Northern District Lawrence Keefe said.On Sunday, Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey praised the Governor for sending national guardsmen to protect the Capitol.“I know that he cares for the safety of Tallahassee and the Capitol Complex as much as I do as well,” said Dailey.The guards’ deployment order runs through Sunday night, but law enforcement told us the length of the deployment is being reassessed every day. According to the City of Tallahassee, no one has requested a permit to demonstrate on Inauguration Day. WATCH LIVE: 2021 Presidential Inauguration Day Coverage January 20, 2021 AdvertisementCurtis Richardson is the longest-serving Tallahassee City Commissioner.“There are no services being provided to the general public at this point, because we are hoping people will stay home and not come to the downtown area so that they can be safe and not put themselves and others in harms way,” Richardson said.Security looks a lot like it does every four years for the Governor’s inauguration with hundreds of officers present, out of sight, unless they are needed. Here’s a schedule of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration Day events January 20, 2021last_img

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