State patrol, National Guard will secure capitol campus ahead of inauguration
Last updated 1/18/2021 at 12:37pm
Hundreds of officers from the Washington State Patrol and the National Guard will continue to surround the Capitol Campus in Olympia through the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
WSP spokesperson Chris Loftis said the National Guard will provide up to 750 troops, and some will be armed. For security reasons, he would not specify how many would be armed. All WSP officers will be armed.
“Significant” but temporary fencing will surround the restricted area of the West Campus, Loftis said.
“I don’t know that you could up security any more than it has been,” he said.