Local, state and federal law enforcement officials are working together to brace for potential threats at the state Capitol and elsewhere ahead of Inauguration Day on Jan. 20. Officials across multiple agencies say they're not currently aware of concrete, Iowa-specific threats, but that operational plans are in place if needed.
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Insurrection At The Capitol
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced that Russel Honoré, who commanded troops during Hurricane Katrina, would conduct a security review of the Capitol complex after last week's riot.
Keller, 38, is facing three counts: obstructing law enforcement, knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Robert Packer was identified by law enforcement as the bearded, long-haired person who wore the black sweatshirt with a skull and crossbones graphic. He was taken into custody in Newport News, Va.
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