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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Statehouses across the nation are bracing for spillover from last week’s violent assault in Washington D.C. On this Newsbuzz edition of River to River, a look at extra security here in Iowa.
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Insurrection At The Capitol
The Bureau of Prisons said Saturday it was securing all of its facilities as a precautionary measure. The agency did not specify the length of the lockdown, but said it was a temporary measure.
Wesley Allen Beeler presented unauthorized inauguration credentials Friday night, police said. Beeler admitted to having the handgun in his pickup truck, according to police.
Lawmakers want to know what the intelligence community knew about the planned attack, and why they didn't prepare more thoroughly.
Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, states are fortifying their legislative buildings and calling in the National Guard in anticipation of potentially violent protests.
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