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No Security Incidents Involving National Guard on Inauguration Day: Spokesperson

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No Security Incidents Involving National Guard on Inauguration Day: Spokesperson

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The approximately 25,000 National Guard members in Washington for President Joe Biden’s inauguration didn’t have to deal with any security problems, a spokesperson said Thursday. “There were no reported security incidents involving the National Guard on duty yesterday for inauguration support,” Maj. Matt Murphy, the spokesperson, told The Epoch Times via email. Guard personnel descended on the nation’s capital in recent days to help support Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers and other law enforcement officials in securing the city following the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol storming. Fencing and barriers were erected around an area stretching 4.6 miles, with a focus on the Capitol building and other key government buildings. No sizeable protests appeared to take place; conservative leaders had encouraged people to stay home. The U.S. Capitol Police told The Epoch Times via email that no arrests were made on Jan. 20. Arrest data from the MPD isn’t available for …

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