Security Tightens at U.S. Capitol and in Lansing Ahead of Biden Inauguration

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WASHINGTON DC, January 16, 2021 ~ Federal authorities are raising alarms over cyber chatter that suggest domestic terror attacks in both Washington D.C. and in state capitals around the nation are possible in the coming days.  Washington is in lockdown, as fortified barricades go up in the midst of thousands of National Guard troops.

WJR has been speaking this week with lawmakers and security experts about what is being done to ensure the safety of the Michigan State Capitol in the days surrounding the Inauguration.  Get the story here:


Friday, January 15, 2021 ~ Michigan State Police Lieutenant Mike Shaw tells Paul W. people have a right to protest, however violence at the Capitol will not be tolerated.

January 14, 2021 ~ Lansing Mayor Andy Schor tells Guy Gordon what security measures are planned for the Michigan State Capitol during Inauguration week.

January 12, 2021 ~ Andy Arena, former head of the FBI in Detroit and head of the Detroit Crime Commission, talks about the warnings of ‘armed protests‘ at all 50 state capitols and in Washington D.C.  He also talks with Frank about how exactly intelligence officials prepare for situations like these.